Sometimes taxonomists create new names for groups that already have a name. They may do this because they are unaware of the original name, or they may think the organism before them belongs to a different group when in fact it does not. If two or more names are found to apply to the same group, they are considered synonyms. In most cases, the first name takes priority and is considered to be the valid or accepted name. However, there can be exceptions, and it's not always easy to determine which of a series of synonyms should be considered valid or accepted. Here we list the synonyms provided to EOL by our classification partners. We also include other versions of the name that most likely refer to the same group, for example, misspellings in the literature or different variations of the authorship associated with the name.

Preferred marks the preferred name from each source.

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Liriope muscari (Decne.) L. H. Bailey Preferred
Liriope muscari f. variegata Synonym
Liriope platyphylla F. T. Wang & Tang
Liriope yingdeensis R.H. Miao
Liriope muscari f. latifolia
Ophiopogon muscari Decne.
Liriope exiliflora (L. H. Bailey) H. H. Hume
Liriope gigantea H.H.Hume
Liriope muscari f. exiliflora
Liriope platyphylla f. variegata
Liriope graminifolia var. praealba
Liriope graminifolia var. latifolia
Liriope graminifolia var. albiflora
Liriope muscari var. variegata
Liriope muscari var. exiliflora
Liriope graminifolia var. variegata
Liriope muscari f. albiflora
Liriope platyphylla var. albiflora
Liriope muscari var. communis
Liriope spicata var. densiflora
Liriope spicata var. latifolia
Liriope graminifolia var. densifolia
Ophiopogon spicatus var. communis
Liriope muscari f. praealba

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Liriope muscari Preferred
Liriope muscari (Decne.) L. H. Bailey Authority
Liriope platyphylla F. T. Wang & Tang
Liriope platyphylla


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