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
Phalaris aquatica L. Preferred
Phalaris trabutiana Maire Synonym
Phalaris aquatica var. stenoptera
Phalaris tuberosa var. alata
Phalaris tuberosa var. hirtiglumis
Phalaris bulbosa var. hirtiglumis
Phalaris tuberosa var. clausonis
Phalaris bulbosa Ten.
Phalaris bulbosa var. clausonis
Phalaris tuberosa L.
Phalaris stenoptera Hack.
Phalaris altissima Menezes
Phalaris tuberosa var. stenoptera
Phalaris elongata Braun-Blanq.
Phalaris nodosa var. minor
Phalaris bulbosa var. alata
Phalaris nodosa L.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Phalaris aquatica Preferred
Phalaris aquatica L. Authority
Phalaris tuberosa L.
Phalaris tuberosa

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Phalaris aquatica L. Preferred
Phalaris commutata Roem. & Schult. Other, see comments
Phalaris tuberosa L.
Phalaris stenoptera Hack.
Phalaris tuberosa var. hirtiglumis Batt. & Trab.
Phalaris tuberosa var. stenoptera (Hack.) Hitchc.
Phalaris tuberosa var. tuberosa L.
Phalaris altissima Menezes
Phalaris nodosa Murray
Phalaris aquatica var. aquatica L.
Phalaris aquatica var. stenoptera (Hack.) Burkart
Phalaris bulbosa var. alata (Trab.) Maire & Weiller
Phalaris bulbosa var. clausonis (Maire & Trab.) Maire & Weiller
Phalaris nodosa var. minor Lojac.
Phalaris tuberosa var. alata Trab.
Phalaris tuberosa var. clausonis Maire & Trab.


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