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
Brachypodium retusum (Pers.) P. Beauv. Preferred
Brachypodium ramosum (L.) Roem. & Schult. Synonym

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Brachypodium retusum (Pers.) P. Beauv. Preferred
Brachypodium willkommii Sennen ex St.-Yves
Brachypodium bofillii Sennen
Brachypodium caespitosum (Desf.) C. Presl
Brachypodium boissieri f. aristatum
Brachypodium allionii C. Presl
Brachypodium boissieri Nyman
Brachypodium phoenicoides var. mucronatum
Brachypodium obtusifolium Link
Brachypodium ramosum f. capillaceum
Bromus pluckenetii All.
Brachypodium pinnatum var. ramosum
Brachypodium phoenicoides var. bracteolatum
Brachypodium mucronatum Willk.
Bromus retusus Pers.
Brachypodium ramosum Roem. & Schult.
Brachypodium ramosum var. scabriculme
Brachypodium ramosum var. plukenetii
Brachypodium wilsonis Sennen ex St.-Yves
Brachypodium ramosum var. roemeri
Brachypodium ramosum subsp. euramosum
Brachypodium ramosum subsp. boissieri
Brachypodium hostii Link
Brachypodium capillifolium Sennen
Brachypodium ramosum f. plukenetii
Brachypodium ramosum var. scoparium
Brachypodium plukenetii (All.) C.Presl
Brachypodium ramosus var. roemeri
Festuca caespitosa Desf.
Festuca obtusifolia Lag. ex Link
Triticum caespitosum (Desf.) DC.
Triticum obtusifolium (Link) Boiss.

IUCN Red List

Name Relationship
Brachypodium retusum (Pers.) P. Beauv. Preferred
Bromus retusus Pers.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Brachypodium retusum Preferred
Brachypodium retusum (Pers.) P. Beauv. Authority

Tropicos resource

Name Relationship
Brachypodium retusum P.Beauv. Preferred
Brachypodium ramosum (L.) Roem. & Schult.
Bromus retusus Pers.


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