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
Aloe perfoliata L. Preferred
Aloe mitriformis var. spinulosa Synonym
Aloe depressa Salm-Dyck ex Steud.
Aloe mitriformis var. albispina
Aloe mitriformis var. angustior
Aloe mitriformis var. commelyni
Aloe mitriformis var. elatior
Aloe commelyni Willd.
Aloe mitriformis var. humilior
Aloe reflexa Marum ex Steud.
Aloe mitriformis Willd.
Aloe spinulosa Salm-Dyck
Aloe mitriformis var. xanthacantha
Aloe xanthacantha Willd.
Aloe nobilis Haw.
Aloe mitriformis var. flavispina
Aloe brevifolia Haw.
Aloe parvispina SchÖnland
Aloe perfoliata var. brevifolia
Aloe perfoliata var. mitriformis
Aloe mitriformis var. spinosior
Aloe albispina Haw.
Aloe mitriformis Mill.
Aloe mitriformis var. pachyphylla
Aloe mitriformis DC.
Aloe flavispina Haw.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Aloe perfoliata Preferred
Aloe perfoliata L. Authority

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Aloe perfoliata L. Preferred
Aloe mitriformis Mill.


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