The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Sesamum

The genus Sesamum is in the family Pedaliaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Sesamum

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

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Sesamum abbreviatum Merxm. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sesamum alatum Thonn. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum angolense Welw. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum auriculatum C.Presl Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum biapiculatum De Wild. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sesamum brasiliense Vell. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum caillei A.Chev. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum calycinum Welw. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23 3
Sesamum capense Burm. f. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sesamum digitaloides Welw. ex Schinz Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sesamum edule Steud. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum ekambaramii Naidu Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum foetidum Afzel ex Engl. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum gracile Endl. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sesamum hopkinsii Suess. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sesamum indicum L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum laciniatum Klein ex Willd. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum lamiifolium Engl. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sesamum latifolium J.B. Gillett Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sesamum lepidotum Schinz Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum luteum Retz. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum macranthum Oliv. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sesamum malabaricum Burm. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum marlothii Engl. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sesamum mombazense De Wild. & T.Durand Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum mulayanum N.C.Nair Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum parviflorum Seidenst. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sesamum pedalioides Welw. ex Hiern Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum pentaphyllum E.Mey. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum prostratum Retz. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum pterospermum R.Br. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum radiatum Schumach. & Thonn. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum rigidum Peyr. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum rostratum Hochst. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sesamum sabulosum A.Chev. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum schinzianum Asch. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum somalense Chiov. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sesamum talbotii Wernham Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum tavakarii M.R.Almeida & S.M.Almeida Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum thonneri De Wild. & T. Durand Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Sesamum trifoliatum Mill. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Sesamum triphyllum Welw. ex Asch. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23 1

Statistics

The Plant List includes 65 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Sesamum. Of these 26 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 9 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Sesamum. 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 65 species names for the genus Sesamum recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 26 40.0%
Synonym 17 26.2%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 22 33.8%

All names

The status of the 74 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Sesamum recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 30 40.5%
Synonym 22 29.7%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 22 29.7%

The confidence with which the status of the 65 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Sesamum, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Medium confidence 26 17 0 0 43 66.2%
Low confidence 0 0 0 22 22 33.8%

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

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 14 10 0 0 0 24 36.9%
WCSP (in review) 12 7 0 22 0 41 63.1%