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
Agave atrovirens Karw. ex Salm-Dyck Preferred
Littaea gracilis Verschaff. Synonym
Agave atrovirens var. mirabilis
Agave atrovirens var. marginata
Agave schlechtendahlii Jacobi
Agave deflexispina Jacobi
Agave atrovirens var. cochlearis
Agave coccinea Roezl ex Jacobi
Agave macroculmis Tod.
Agave ottonis Jacobi
Agave tehuacanensis Karw. ex Otto
Agave atrovirens var. latissima
Agave canartiana Jacobi
Agave mirabilis Trel.
Agave gracilis Jacobi
Agave latissima Jacobi


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