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.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
potamogeton Preferred
Potamogeton L., 1753 Authority


Name Relationship
Potamogeton Linnaeus, 1753 Preferred
Potamogeton fluitans Roth Synonym
Potamogeton porteri Fern.
Potamogeton amplexicaulis Kar.
Potamogeton dimorphus Raf.
Potamogeton fibrillosus Fern.
Potamogeton porsildiorum Fern.
Potamogeton capillaceus Poir. p. p.
Potamogeton lateralis Morong p. p.
Potamogeton polygonifolius Pourret
Potamogeton latifolius (J. W. Robbins) Morong
Potamogeton striatus Ruiz & Pavón
Potamogeton gemmiparus (J. W. Robbins) J. W. Robbins ex Morong
Potamogeton pinnatum Walt.
Potamogeton compressus auct. non L.
Potamogeton vaginatus Turcz.
Potamogeton longiligulatus Fern.
Potamogeton lucens auct. non L.
Potamogeton interior Rydb.
Potamogeton americanus Cham. & Schlecht.
Potamogeton pectinatus L.
Potamogeton panormitanus Biv.
Potamogeton rutilus auct. non Wolfgang
Potamogeton berchtoldii Fieber
Potamogeton angustifolius Bercht. & K. Presl
Potamogeton filiformis Pers.
Potamogeton bupleuroides Fern.
Potamogeton subnitens Hagstr.
Potamogeton heterophyllus Schreb.
Potamogeton varians Morong
Potamogeton interruptus Kit.
Potamogeton curtissii Morong
Potamogeton richardsoni Benn. Rydb.


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