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
Urginea maritima (L.) Baker Preferred
Urginea scilla Steinh. Synonym

BibAlex LifeDesk

Name Relationship
Urginea maritima (L.) Baker Preferred
Scilla maritima L. Synonym
Urginea scilla Steinh. Synonym
Drimia maritima (L.) Stearn Synonym

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Drimia maritima (L.) Stearn Preferred
Urginea maritima subsp. insularis
Urginea maritima subsp. littoralis
Urginea maritima var. tadlaensis
Ornithogalum squilla Ker Gawl.
Ornithogalum maritimum (L.) Lam.
Ornithogalum anthericoides (Poir.) Link ex Steud.
Charybdis maritima (L.) Speta
Urginea maritima var. stenophylla
Urginea maritima var. sphaeroidea
Urginea maritima var. anthericoides
Urginea anthericoides var. secundiflora
Scilla serotina Schousb.
Urginea anthericoides (Poir.) Steinh.
Urginea maritima (L.) Baker
Scilla anthericoides Poir.
Scilla rubra Garsault
Scilla lanceolata Viv.
Urginea littoralis (Jord. & Fourr.) Grey
Urginea scilla Steinh.
Stellaris scilla Moench
Urginea sphaeroidea (Jord. & Fourr.) Grey
Urginea insularis (Jord. & Fourr.) Grey
Squilla maritima (L.) Steinh.
Squilla littoralis Jord. & Fourr.
Squilla insularis Jord. & Fourr.
Squilla anthericoides (Poir.) Jord. & Fourr.
Scilla maritima L.
Squilla sphaeroidea Jord. & Fourr.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Drimia maritima (L.) Stearn Preferred
Urginea maritima (L.) Baker
Urginea scilla Steinh.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Drimia maritima Preferred
Charybdis maritima
Urginea maritima
Charybdis maritima (L.) Speta Authority
Drimia maritima (L.) Stearn
Urginea maritima (L.) Baker


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