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
Bromus tectorum L. Preferred
Anisantha tectorum (L.) Nevski Synonym
Anisantha tectorum var. hirsuta
Anisantha pontica K. Koch
Festuca tectorum Jess.
Genea tectorum (L.) Dumort.
Bromus tectorum var. umbrosus
Bromus tectorum var. rubescentus
Bromus tectorum var. sirjaevii
Bromus tectorum var. spiralis
Bromus tectorum var. triflorus
Bromus tectorum var. robustus
Bromus tectorum var. velutinus
Bromus tectorum var. villosus
Bromus tectorum var. virens
Bromus scabriflorus Opiz
Bromus sterilis Láng ex Kumm. & Sendtn.
Bromus longipilus Kumm. & Sendtn.
Bromus lateripronus St.-Lag.
Bromus avenaceus Lam.
Bromus tectorum var. pubescens
Bromus setaceus Buckley
Bromus tectorum var. glaber
Bromus australis R. Br.
Bromus tectorum subsp. abortiflorus
Bromus nutans St.-Lag.
Bromus sterilis var. nudus
Bromus abortiflorus St.-Amans
Bromus sterilis var. tectorum
Bromus sterilis f. ponticus
Bromus tectorius Dulac
Bromus tectorum f. coloratus
Bromus tectorum f. glabratus
Bromus tectorum f. nudus
Bromus tectorum var. hirsutus
Bromus tectorum subsp. nudus
Bromus madritensis var. caucasica
Bromus tectorum var. anisantha
Bromus tectorum var. australis
Bromus tectorum var. floridus
Bromus tectorum var. genuinus
Bromus mairei Sennen & Mauricio
Bromus dumetorum Lam.
Bromus tectorum var. glabratus
Bromus tectorum subsp. longipilus
Bromus tectorum var. nudus
Bromus tectorum var. oligostachys
Bromus tectorum var. ponticus
Bromus tectorum subsp. lucidus
Zerna tectorum (L.) Panz.
Schedonorus tectorum (L.) Fr.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Bromus tectorum Preferred
Bromus tectorum L.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Bromus tectorum L. Preferred
Anisantha tectorum (L.) Nevski Other, see comments
Bromus tectorum var. glabratus Spenn.
Bromus tectorum var. hirsutus Regel
Bromus tectorum var. tectorum L.
Bromus tectorum var. nudus Klett & Richt.
Bromus nutans St.-Lag.
Bromus setaceus Buckley
Genea tectorum (L.) Dumort.
Schedonorus tectorum (L.) Fr.
Zerna tectorum (L.) Panz.
Zerna tectorum (L.) Panz. ex B.D. Jacks.
Bromus tectorum f. nudus (Klett & Richt.) H. St. John


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