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.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Allium Preferred
Allium L. Authority


Name Relationship
Allium Linnaeus, 1753 Preferred
Allium rodundum Synonym
Allium mirabile Henderson
Allium arenicola Small
Allium collinum Dougl. ex S. Wats.
Allium natans Rydb.
Allium cascadense M. E. Peck
Allium monospermum Jepson
Allium equicaeleste St. John
Allium intactum Jepson
Allium croceum Torr.
Allium miser Piper
Allium arenicola Osterhout
Allium scaposum Benth.
Allium fragrans auct. non Vent.
Allium fibrosum Rydb.
Allium rotundum Linnaeus
Allium mohavense Tidestrom
Allium inyonis M. E. Jones
Allium watsonii T. J. Howell
Allium acetabulum (Raf.) Shinners
Allium mutabile Michx.
Allium attenuifolium Kellogg
Allium rubrum Osterhout
Allium scissum A. Nels. & J. F. Macbr.
Allium inodorum Ait.
Allium nuttallii S. Wats.
Allium rydbergii J. F. Macbr.
Allium sabulicola Osterhout
Allium zenobine Cory
Allium palmeri S. Wats.
Allium dictyotum Greene
Allium sanbenitense Traub
Allium rhizomatum Woot. & Standl.
Allium diehlii (M. E. Jones) M. E. Jones
Allium multibulbosum Jacq.
Allium cusickii S. Wats.
Allium bivalve (L.) Kuntze
Allium sibiricum Linnaeus
Allium davisiae M. E. Jones
Allium ambiguum M. E. Jones
Allium fragile A. Nels.
Allium fraseri (Ownbey) Shinners
Allium stenanthum E. Drew
Allium cristatum S. Wats.
Allium microscordion Small
Allium reticulatum G. Don
Allium occidentale Gray
Allium johnstonii M. E. Jones ex Jepson
Allium helleri Small
Allium bakeri Regel
Allium purdyi Eastw.
Allium platyphyllum Tidestrom
Allium inodorum auct. non Ait.
Allium bidwelliae S. Wats.
Allium hyacinthoides Bush
Allium mobilense Regel
Allium incisum A. Nels. & J. F. Macbr.
Allium lavandulare Bates
Allium vancouverense Macoun
Allium marvinii A. Davids.
Allium continuum Small
Allium aridum Rydb.
Allium neomexicanum Rydb.
Allium recurvatum Rydb.
Allium austinae M. E. Jones
Allium minimum M. E. Jones
Allium breweri S. Wats.
Allium austini
Allium modocense Jepson


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