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
Triadica sebifera (L.) Small Preferred
Croton sebiferum L. Synonym
Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb.

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Triadica sebifera (L.) Small Preferred
Excoecaria sebifera (L.) Müll.Arg.
Sapium chihsinianum S.K.Lee
Sapium sebiferum var. pendulum
Sapium sebiferum var. cordatum
Sapium sebiferum (L.) Dum.Cours.
Sapium sebiferum var. multiracemosum
Sapium pleiocarpum Y.C.Tseng
Sapium sebiferum var. dabeshanense
Stillingia sebifera (L.) Michx.
Stillingia sinensis (Lour.) Baill.
Triadica sinensis Lour.
Triadica chinensis Spreng.
Croton macrocarpus Rchb. ex Müll.Arg.
Croton sebiferum L.
Carumbium sebiferum (L.) Kurz
Seborium sebiferum (L.) Hurus.
Seborium chinense Raf.
Stillingfleetia sebifera (L.) Bojer

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Triadica sebifera Preferred
Sapium sebiferum
Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb.
Triadica sebifera (L.) Small

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Triadica sebifera (L.) Small Preferred
Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb.
Croton sebiferum L.


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