The Meconopsis Group


Meconopsis taxa

How many different Meconopsis are there? The answer to that keeps changing, as new species are discovered, and botanical study can lead to new varieties being described for plants that are already known, or others may be combined under a single name.

When this list was first compiled, in 2019, there were 80 species, with further subdivision into subspecies and varieties giving a total of 110 taxa. That is the wild ones, excluding hybrids.

With such a large genus, it is helpful if related species are grouped, and in the case of Meconopsis there are four subgenera, called Meconopsis, Discogyne, Grandes and Cumminsia. Three of these are further sub-divided into sections, and within many sections there are two or more series.

The basis for our initial list is The Genus Meconopsis by Christopher Grey-Wilson, published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 2014, ISBN 978-1-81246-369-7. Changes published subsequently are indicated in the list by footnotes, which in turn lead to the list of references.

The Meconopsis Group aims to keep an up-to-date list of names here. New publications are included if we believe that they have been correctly published.

If we do not think that published revisions have a sound scientific basis, we do not include them here.

Navigating the table

You can order columns descending or ascending, using the up and down arrows at the top of each column.

The ID column on the left puts the entries into the normal botanical order.

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