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. Import

Name Relationship
Widdringtonia nodiflora (L.) Powrie Preferred
Thuja cupressoides L. 1767 Synonym
Pachylepis cupressoides (L.) Brongn. 1833
Widdringtonia cupressoides (L.) Endl. 1842
Callitris cupressoides (L.) Schrad. ex E. Mey. 1843
Juniperus capensis Lam. 1788
Pachylepis commersonii Brongn. 1833
Widdringtonia commersonii (Brongn.) Endl. 1847
Callitris commersonii (Brongn.) T. Durand et Schinz 1895
Widdringtonia natalensis Endl. 1847
Widdringtonia wallichii Endl. 1847
Widdringtonia caffra O. Berg 1860
Cupressus cornuta Carr. 1866
Widdringtonia mahoni Mast. 1905
Widdringtonia dracomontana Stapf. 1918
Widdringtonia nodiflora var. dracomontana (Stapf.) Silba 1990
Brunia nodiflora L. 1753
Widdringtonia stipitata Stapf. 1930


Name Relationship
Widdringtonia nodiflora (L.) Powrie Preferred
Callitris whytei (Rendle) Engl. Synonym
Widdringtonia cupressoides auct. Synonym
Widdringtonia whytei Rendle Synonym

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Widdringtonia nodiflora (L.) Powrie Preferred
Cupressus cornuta Carrière
Juniperus capensis Lam.
Pachylepis commersonii Brongn.
Thuja cupressoides L.
Widdringtonia mahoni Mast.
Widdringtonia natalensis Endl.
Widdringtonia caffra O. Berg
Widdringtonia dracomontana Stapf
Widdringtonia stipitata Stapf
Widdringtonia wallichii Endl.
Brunia nodiflora L.

IUCN Red List

Name Relationship
Widdringtonia nodiflora (L.) Powrie Preferred
Brunia nodiflora L.
Widdringtonia cupressoides (L.) Endl.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Widdringtonia nodiflora Preferred
Widdringtonia nodiflora (L.) Powrie Authority


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