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
Spartina maritima (Curtis) Fernald Preferred
Dactylis stricta Aiton Synonym
Cynodon pungens (Rich.) Raspail
Limnetis pungens Rich.
Paspalum strictum (Aiton) Brot.
Poa ternitana Spreng. ex Link
Spartina intermedia Bosc ex St.-Yves
Rottboellia stricta (Aiton) Steud.
Spartina capensis Nees
Spartina maritima subsp. stricta
Spartina pungens (Rich.) P.Beauv.
Spartina schreberi J.F.Gmel.
Spartina stricta (Aiton) Roth
Trachynotia stricta (Aiton) DC.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Spartina maritima Preferred
Dactylis maritima

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Spartina maritima (Curtis) Fernald Preferred
Spartina stricta Roth Other, see comments
Dactylis maritima Curtis
Spartina capensis Nees ex Trin.
Spartina intermedia Bosc ex St.-Yves


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