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.

Tropicos resource

Name Relationship
Yucca aloifolia L. Preferred
Yucca aloifolia var. yucatana (Engelm.) Trel. Synonym
Yucca serrulata Haw.
Yucca yucatana Engelm.

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Yucca aloifolia L. Preferred
Yucca aloifolia var. quadricolor-variegata
Yucca aloifolia var. versicolor
Yucca aloifolia var. variegata
Yucca aloifolia var. flexifolia
Yucca aloifolia f. conspicua
Yucca aloifolia var. tricolor
Yucca aloifolia var. serratifolia
Yucca aloifolia var. purpurea
Yucca aloifolia var. marginata
Yucca aloifolia var. gigantea
Yucca aloifolia var. stenophylla
Yucca aloifolia var. roseomarginata
Dracaena lenneana Regel
Yucca haruckeriana Crantz
Yucca serrulata Haw.
Yucca striata auct.
Yucca parmentieri Carrière
Yucca quadricolor Baker
Yucca atkinsii Baker
Yucca arcuata Haw.
Yucca crenulata Haw.
Yucca draconis L.
Sarcoyucca aloifolia (L.) Linding.
Yucca conspicua Haw.
Yucca purpurea Baker
Yucca tenuifolia Haw.
Yucca tricolor Baker
Yucca yucatana Engelm.
Yucca aloifolia var. arcuata
Yucca aloifolia f. genuina
Yucca aloifolia f. draconis
Yucca aloifolia var. yucatana
Yucca aloifolia f. tenuifolia
Yucca aloifolia f. arcuata
Yucca aloifolia var. conspicua
Yucca aloifolia var. draconis
Yucca aloifolia f. crenulata
Yucca aloifolia var. menandi
Yucca aloifolia var. tenuifolia

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yucca aloifolia Preferred
Yucca aloifolia L.


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