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
Washingtonia filifera (L. Linden) H. Wendl. Preferred
Brahea filamentosa (Fenzi) H. Wendl. Synonym
Brahea filifera hort. ex S. Wats.
Neowashingtonia filamentosa (Fenzi) Sudworth
Pritchardia filamentosa Fenzi
Pritchardia filifera L. Linden
Washingtonia filamentosa (Fenzi) Kuntze
Washingtonia filifera var. robusta Parish

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Washingtonia filifera (Linden ex André) H.Wendl. ex de Bary Preferred
Brahea dulcis J.G.Cooper
Brahea filifera (Linden ex André) W.Watson
Brahea filamentosa S.Watson
Washingtonia filamentosa (H. Wendl. ex Franceschi) Kuntze
Washingtonia filifera var. microsperma
Livistona filamentosa (H.Wendl. ex Franceschi) Pfister
Washingtonia filifera var. typica
Neowashingtonia filifera (Linden ex André) Sudw.
Neowashingtonia filamentosa (H. Wendl. ex Franceschi) Sudw.
Pritchardia filamentosa H. Wendl. ex Franceschi
Pritchardia filifera Linden ex André

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Washingtonia filifera Preferred
Washingtonia filifera (Linden ex Andre) H.Wendl. ex de Bary Authority

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Washingtonia filifera (Linden ex André) H.Wendl. ex de Bary Preferred
Washingtonia filifera (Linden ex André) H. Wendl. Invalidly published, other
Brahea filamentosa (Fenzi) H. Wendl.
Brahea filifera (Linden ex André) W.Watson
Neowashingtonia filamentosa (Franceschi) Sudw.
Pritchardia filamentosa Franceschi Invalidly published, nomen nudum
Pritchardia filifera Linden ex André
Washingtonia filamentosa (Franceschi) Kuntze


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