The plant family Caprifoliaceae was named and described by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.
The Caprifoliaceae Family is commonly referred to as the honeysuckle family.
Plants of the World Online lists 28 accepted species in this family. Wikipedia is not up to snuff and continues to say there are 42 genera with about 860 species which is the same thing it said when I wrote this page in 2018. Their sources are out of date even though I am sure their sources have updated since then… It’s just that their links are out-of-date even though the page was last edited in December 2020. The 2013 version of The Plant List (now unmaintained) includes 53 accepted genera with several that were unresolved at that time. It lists a total of 953 accepted species and infraspecific names, 1,740 synonyms, and 1,990 species that were unresolved. Even though The Plant List is no longer maintained, I like using it as a reference to see how much progress is being made. I shouldn’t complain because it was about three years since I made a complete update on this site. We are all a work in progress and I am thankful for the information that is available. We all get busy and have a lot to do.
For more information about this family of plants, please click on the links below. The links take you directly to the information about the family. Just take note that the numbers and some of the genus names in the Wikipedia article have changed…