The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Ericaceae

The family Ericaceae is in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the bottom of the page.

Genera in Ericaceae

A list of all accepted and unassessed names in Ericaceae is available in CSV format (Unicode UTF-8 encoding).

Statistics

Species of Ericaceae contained within The Plant List belong to 151 plant genera.

The Plant List includes 12,098 scientific plant names of species rank for the family Ericaceae. Of these 3,554 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 2,261 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the family Ericaceae. 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 12,098 species names for the family Ericaceae recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 3,554 29.4%
Synonym 4,646 38.4%
Unplaced 9 0.1%
Unassessed 3,889 32.1%

All names

The status of the 14,359 names (including infraspecific names) for the family Ericaceae recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 3,922 27.3%
Synonym 6,473 45.1%
Unplaced 9 0.1%
Unassessed 3,955 27.5%

Of the species names,

A further 3 name records indicate where names have been misapplied.

The confidence with which the status of the 12,098 species names recorded in The Plant List for the family Ericaceae, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 0 1 0 0 1 0.0%
Medium confidence 3,419 3,946 0 0 7,365 60.9%
Low confidence 135 699 9 3,889 4,732 39.1%

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

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
TICA 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0%
Tropicos 1,266 1,446 0 103 0 2,815 23.3%
WCSP 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0%
WCSP (in review) 2,288 3,199 8 3,786 3 9,281 76.7%