The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Sassafras

The genus Sassafras is in the family Lauraceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Sassafras

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

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sassafras goesianum Teijsm. & Binn. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sassafras laurus Macloskie Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sassafras mauritiana Bojer Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sassafras officinale Siebold Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23 1
Sassafras officinale T.Nees & Eberm. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sassafras officinarum J.Presl Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sassafras randaiense (Hayata) Rehder Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sassafras rubrum Raf. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sassafras sassafras H.Karst. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sassafras thunbergii Siebold Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sassafras triloba Raf. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sassafras tzumu (Hemsl.) Hemsl. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18

Statistics

The Plant List includes 25 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Sassafras. Of these 5 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 6 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Sassafras. 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 25 species names for the genus Sassafras recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 5 20.0%
Synonym 11 44.0%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 9 36.0%

All names

The status of the 31 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Sassafras recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 5 16.1%
Synonym 16 51.6%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 10 32.3%

The confidence with which the status of the 25 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Sassafras, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Medium confidence 5 11 0 0 16 64.0%
Low confidence 0 0 0 9 9 36.0%

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

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 5 11 0 0 0 16 64.0%
WCSP (in review) 0 0 0 9 0 9 36.0%