The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Cosmos

The genus Cosmos is in the family Compositae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Cosmos

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Cosmos atrosanguineus (Hook.) Voss Accepted L TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos atrosanguineus Stapf Unresolved L TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos bipinnatus Cav. Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos carvifolius Benth. Accepted L TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos caudatus Kunth Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos concolor Sherff Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos crithmifolius Kunth Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos deficiens (Sherff) Melchert Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos dissecta S.Watson Unresolved L TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos diversifolius Otto ex Otto Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11 1
Cosmos gracilis Sherff Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos herzogii Sherff Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos hybridus Hort. Unresolved L TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos intercedens Sherff Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos jaliscensis Sherff Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos juxtlahuacensis Panero & Villaseñor Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos landii Sherff Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos langlassei (Sherff) Sherff Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos linearifolius (Sch.Bip.) Hemsl. Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos longipetiolatus Melchert Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos mattfeldii Sherff Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos mcvaughii Sherff Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos microcephalus Sherff Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos modestus Sherff Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos montanus Sherff Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos nelsonii B.L.Rob. & Fernald Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos nitidus Paray Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos ochroleucoflorus Melchert Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos pacificus Melchert Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos palmeri B.L.Rob. Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos parviflorus (Jacq.) Pers. Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos peucedanifolius Wedd. Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11 2
Cosmos peucedanthifolius Wedd. Unresolved L TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos pilosus Kunth Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos pringlei B.L.Rob. & Fernald Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos purpurens Sherff Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos purpureus (DC.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Hemsl. Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos reptans Benth. Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos roseus Mart. ex Steud. Unresolved L TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos scabiosoides Kunth Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos schaffneri Sherff Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos scherfii Melchert Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos sessilis Sherff Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11 1
Cosmos sherffii Melchert Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos × spectabilis Hort. Unresolved L TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos steenisiae Veldkamp Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos sulphureus Cav. Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11
Cosmos tenellus Kunth Accepted M TICA 2012-02-11

Statistics

The Plant List includes 113 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Cosmos. Of these 42 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 59 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Cosmos. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 113 species names for the genus Cosmos recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 42 37.2%
Synonym 63 55.8%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 8 7.1%

All names

The status of the 172 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Cosmos recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 46 26.7%
Synonym 118 68.6%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 8 4.7%

Of the species names,

The confidence with which the status of the 113 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Cosmos, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Medium confidence 40 59 0 0 99 87.6%
Low confidence 2 4 0 8 14 12.4%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Cosmos is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
TICA 42 62 0 8 0 112 99.1%
Tropicos 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.9%