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Angiosperms are seed-bearing vascular plants. Their reproductive structures are flowers in which the ovules are enclosed in an ovary. Angiosperms are found in almost every habitat from forests and grasslands to sea margins and deserts. Angiosperms display a huge variety of life forms including trees, herbs, submerged aquatics, bulbs and epiphytes. The largest plant families are Orchids, and Compositae (daisies) and Legumes (beans).
There are an estimated 352,000 species of flowering plants or angiosperms.
You can also browse genera found in Angiosperms.
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Species of Angiosperms contained within The Plant List belong to 405 plant families and 14,559 plant genera.
The Plant List includes 951,140 scientific plant names of species rank for the Angiosperms. Of these 304,419 are accepted species names.
The Plant List includes a further 214,504 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the Angiosperms. 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.
The status of the 951,140 species names for the Angiosperms recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:
The status of the 1,165,644 names (including infraspecific names) for the Angiosperms recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:
Of the species names,
A further 1,311 name records indicate where names have been misapplied.
The confidence with which the status of the 951,140 species names recorded in The Plant List for the Angiosperms, are assigned as follows:
The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the Angiosperms is as follows:
|Source of record||Accepted||Synonym||Unplaced||Unassessed||Misapplied||Total|
|WCSP (in review)||67,386||91,133||189||134,533||116||293,241||30.8%|