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
Arachis Preferred
Arachis L. Authority


Name Relationship
Arachis Linnaeus, 1753 Preferred
Arachis fruticosa Retz. Synonym
Arachis chacoense Krapov. & W.C.Greg.
Arachis pusilla sensu auct.
Arachis argentinensis Speg.
Arachis aprica Walter
Arachis angustifolia (Chodat & Hassl.)Hoehne
Arachis helodes Hoehne, p. p.
Arachis hagenbeckii Kuntze
Arachis marginata sensu auct.
Arachis diogoi sensu Burkart
Arachis angustifolia sensu auct.
Arachis spegazzinii M.Greg. & W.C.Greg.
Arachis pusilla sensu W.C.Greg. & al.
Arachis nambyquarae Hoehne
Arachis diogoi sensu auct.


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