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List of least concern plants

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As of September 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 6645 least concern plant species. 30% of all evaluated plant species are listed as least concern. The IUCN also lists 131 subspecies and 118 varieties as least concern. No subpopulations of plants have been evaluated by the IUCN.

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This is a complete list of least concern plant species, subspecies and varieties evaluated by the IUCN.

Bryophytes

There are 14 bryophyte species assessed as least concern.

Pteridophytes

There are 113 species, three subspecies, and one variety of pteridophyte assessed as least concern.

Leptosporangiate ferns

There are 78 species, three subspecies, and one variety in the class Polypodiopsida assessed as least concern.

Polypodiales

Species

Subspecies

Varieties

  • Asplenium formosum var. carolinum
  • Schizaeales

  • Lygodium microphyllum
  • Schizaea pusilla
  • Osmundales

  • Osmunda hugeliana
  • Osmunda regalis, royal fern
  • Lycopodiopsida

    Clubmosses and firmosses

    Gymnosperms

    There are 419 species, 34 subspecies, and 66 varieties of gymnosperm assessed as least concern.

    Cycads

    Species

    Subspecies

    Conifers

    Species

    Subspecies

    Varieties

    Gnetopsida

    There are 76 species in the class Gnetopsida assessed as least concern.

    Dicotyledons

    There are 4104 species, 86 subspecies, and 44 varieties of dicotyledon assessed as least concern.

    Campanulales

    There are 25 species and four subspecies in Campanulales assessed as least concern.

    Campanulaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

    Goodeniaceae

  • Scaevola floribunda
  • Theales

    There are 129 species and three subspecies in Theales assessed as least concern.

    Dipterocarpaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

    Asteropeiaceae

  • Asteropeia multiflora
  • Scytopetalaceae

  • Rhaptopetalum beguei
  • Malvales

    Species

    Varieties

  • Tilia paucicostata var. yunnanensis
  • Geraniales

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Impatiens hydrogetonoides subsp. hydrogetonoides
  • Polygalales

    Species

    Varieties

  • Polygala galapageia var. galapageia
  • Rubiales

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Canthium glaucum subsp. frangula
  • Canthium glaucum subsp. glaucum
  • Violales

    Species

    Subspecies

    Euphorbiaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

    Varieties

    Laurales

    There are 37 species and one subspecies in the order Laurales assessed as least concern.

    Other Laurales

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Trimenia weinmanniifolia subsp. marquesensis
  • Ebenales

    There are 43 species and two subspecies in Ebenales assessed as least concern.

    Sapotaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Pouteria reticulata subsp. surinamensis
  • Sarcaulus brasiliensis subsp. gracilis
  • Styracaceae

  • Alniphyllum eberhardtii
  • Celastrales

    There are 22 species, one subspecies, and one variety in the order Celastrales assessed as least concern.

    Celastraceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Euonymus latifolius subsp. cauconis
  • Varieties

  • Maytenus mossambicensis var. gurueensis
  • Myrtales

    There are 149 species in the order Myrtales assessed as least concern.

    Water caltrops

  • Trapa incisa
  • Trapa natans, water chestnut
  • Sapindales

    There are 83 species, three subspecies, and four varieties in the order Sapindales assessed as least concern.

    Rutaceae

    Species

    Varieties

  • Picrella trifoliata var. trifoliata
  • Sapindaceae

    Species

    Varieties

  • Alectryon excelsus var. grandis, Three Kings titoki
  • Anacardiaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Rhus glutinosa subsp. glutinosa
  • Varieties

  • Mangifera quadrifida var. quadrifida
  • Ozoroa reticulata var. mossambicensis
  • Simaroubaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Kirkia burgeri subsp. burgeri
  • Burseraceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Canarium pilosum subsp. pilosum
  • Irvingiaceae

  • Irvingia malayana
  • Asterales

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Centaurea micrantha subsp. herminii
  • Lactuca virosa subsp. cornigera
  • Varieties

  • Pectis caymanensis var. caymanensis
  • Magnoliales

    There are 118 species, 19 subspecies, and six varieties in the order Magnoliales assessed as least concern.

    Magnoliaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Magnolia persuaveolens subsp. rigida
  • Varieties

  • Magnolia carsonii var. carsonii
  • Magnolia fordiana var. fordiana
  • Annonaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

    Myristicaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

    Varieties

    Capparales

    There are 45 species in Capparales assessed as least concern.

    Capparaceae

  • Cleome socotrana
  • Maerua andradae
  • Resedaceae

  • Ochradenus socotranus
  • Reseda viridis
  • Apiales

    There are 74 species and two subspecies in the order Apiales assessed as least concern.

    Araliaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Plerandra osyana subsp. osyana
  • Plerandra osyana subsp. toto
  • Gentianales

    There are 79 species, two subspecies, and one variety in the order Gentianales assessed as least concern.

    Apocynaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Adenium obesum subsp. sokotranum, desert rose
  • Wrightia pubescens subsp. lanitii
  • Varieties

  • Vallesia glabra var. pubescens
  • Rosales

    There are 89 species, one subspecies, and four varieties in the order Rosales assessed as least concern.

    Cunoniaceae

    Species

    Varieties

    Rosaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Sorbus aria subsp. lanifera
  • Primulales

    There are 37 species and two varieties in Primulales assessed as least concern.

    Myrsinaceae

    Species

    Varieties

  • Myrsine grantii var. grantii
  • Myrsine ovalis var. wilderi
  • Rhamnales

    Species

    Varieties

  • Scutia spicata var. pauciflora
  • Urticales

    There are 38 species, three subspecies, and two varieties in Urticales assessed as least concern.

    Urticaceae

    Species

    Varieties

  • Pipturus polynesicus var. polynesicus
  • Ulmaceae

  • Celtis caucasica
  • Trema discolor
  • Cecropiaceae

  • Cecropia obtusifolia
  • Moraceae

    Species

    Subspecies

    Varieties

  • Dorstenia tayloriana var. laikipiensis
  • Cornales

    Species

    Varieties

  • Mastixia trichotoma var. maingayi
  • Solanales

    There are 48 species, one subspecies, and one variety in the order Solanales assessed as least concern.

    Solanaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Solanum endopogon subsp. guianensis
  • Convolvulaceae

    Species

    Varieties

  • Cuscuta kilimanjari var. major
  • Hydrophyllaceae

  • Hydrolea zeylanica
  • Scrophulariales

    There are 277 species and 11 subspecies in the order Scrophulariales assessed as least concern.

    Bignoniaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Radermachera pinnata subsp. acuminata
  • Myoporaceae

  • Myoporum rapense
  • Acanthaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

    Pedaliaceae

  • Sesamothamnus leistneranus
  • Lamiales

    There are 134 species, five subspecies, and two varieties in the order Lamiales assessed as least concern.

    Verbenaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Oxera pulchella subsp. pulchella
  • Labiatae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Salvia officinalis subsp. lavandulifolia, Spanish sage
  • Boraginaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

    Varieties

  • Cordia sebestena var. sebestena
  • Tournefortia astrotricha var. astrotricha
  • Nepenthales

    There are 35 species and two subspecies in Nepenthales assessed as least concern.

    Sarraceniaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Sarracenia purpurea subsp. purpurea
  • Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa
  • Ranunculales

    There are 51 species and one subspecies in the order Ranunculales assessed as least concern.

    Berberidaceae

  • Berberis jamesonii
  • Berberis kaschgarica, Kashgar barberry
  • Menispermaceae

  • Cissampelos truncata
  • Tinospora oblongifolia
  • Ranunculaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Aquilegia vulgaris subsp. ballii
  • Ericales

    There are 16 species and two varieties in the order Ericales assessed as least concern.

    Clethraceae

  • Clethra arborea
  • Ericaceae

    Species

    Varieties

  • Agarista mexicana var. pinetorum
  • Comarostaphylis discolor var. discolor
  • Fabales

    Species

    Subspecies

    Varieties

    Caryophyllales

    There are 928 species and two subspecies in the order Caryophyllales assessed as least concern.

    Amaranthaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Alternanthera filifolia subsp. filifolia
  • Illecebraceae

  • Haya obovata
  • Herniaria maritima
  • Molluginaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Mollugo flavescens subsp. gracillima
  • Fagales

    There are 143 species, five subspecies, and one variety in the order Fagales assessed as least concern.

    Nothofagaceae

  • Nothofagus dombeyi, coigue
  • Betulaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

    Varieties

  • Betula dahurica var. dahurica
  • Other dicotyledons

    Species

    Varieties

  • Allantospermum borneense var. borneense
  • Monocotyledons

    There are 1983 species, eight subspecies, and seven varieties of monocotyledon assessed as least concern.

    Arecales

    Species

    Varieties

  • Prestoea pubens var. pubens
  • Orchidales

    There are 261 species in Orchidales assessed as least concern.

    Bromeliales

    Species

    Varieties

  • Tillandsia fasciculata var. clavispica, clubspike cardinal airplant
  • Liliales

    There are 225 species and five subspecies in the order Liliales assessed as least concern.

    Aloaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Aloe gilbertii subsp. gilbertii
  • Aloe megalacantha subsp. megalacantha
  • Amaryllidaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Narcissus pseudonarcissus subsp. nobilis
  • Hyacinthaceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Bellevalia dubia subsp. hackelii
  • Other Liliales

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Veratrum mengtzeanum subsp. mengtzeanum
  • Arales

    There are 103 species and one subspecies in Arales assessed as least concern.

    Araceae

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Zantedeschia albomaculata subsp. macrocarpa
  • Acoraceae

  • Acorus calamus, sweet flag
  • Acorus gramineus, Japanese sweet flag
  • Zingiberales

    There are 67 species and two varieties in the order Zingiberales assessed as least concern.

    Zingiberaceae

    Species

    Varieties

  • Amomum tomrey var. tomrey
  • Amomum villosum var. villosum
  • Eriocaulales

    Species

    Varieties

  • Eriocaulon dregei var. sonderianum
  • Commelinales

    There are 39 species in the order Commelinales assessed as least concern.

    Cyperales

    There are 825 species and two varieties in Cyperales assessed as least concern.

    Gramineae

    Species

    Varieties

  • Paspalum galapageium var. galapageium
  • Paspalum galapageium var. minoratum
  • Alismatales

    There are 27 species in the order Alismatales assessed as least concern.

    Limnocharitaceae

  • Butomopsis latifolia
  • Butomaceae

  • Butomus umbellatus, flowering-rush
  • Najadales

    There are 96 species in Najadales assessed as least concern.

    Scheuchzeriaceae

  • Scheuchzeria palustris
  • Juncales

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Juncus dregeanus subsp. bachitii
  • Juncus dregeanus subsp. dregeanus
  • Hydatellales

  • Trithuria lanterna
  • References

    List of least concern plants Wikipedia


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