Caprifoliaceae Family:

Caprifoliaceae Juss.


The Caprifoliaceae Family 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. The Wikipedia is not up to snuff this time because it says there are 42 genera with about 860 species. It still says Abelia is an accepted genus when species of that genus were moved to Linneae, so I am sure it has other errors. 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. I am sure sooner or later the Wikipedia article will be properly updated. Some authors are in disagreement still and refuse to accept changes due to phylogenetic testing.

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 some of the genus names in the Wikipedia article have changed…


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