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
Chaetocalyx Preferred
Chaetocalyx DC., 1825 Authority


Name Relationship
Chaetocalyx A. P. de Candolle, 1825 Preferred
Chaetocalyx polyphylla Benth. Synonym
Chaetocalyx schottii Torr.
Chaetocalyx ilheotica Taub.
Chaetocalyx wislizeni A. Gray
Chaetocalyx belizensis Standl.
Chaetocalyx perglandulosa Pittier
Chaetocalyx parviflora Benth.
Chaetocalyx vincentina (Ker. Gawl.)DC.
Chaetocalyx hebecarpa Benth.
Chaetocalyx paucifolia Pittier
Chaetocalyx vestita Standl.
Chaetocalyx nigrescens Pittier
Chaetocalyx tenuipedicellata Pittier
Chaetocalyx matudai Lundell
Chaetocalyx glaziovii Taub.
Chaetocalyx latifolia Benth.
Chaetocalyx pubescens DC.
Chaetocalyx fissa Pittier
Chaetocalyx retusa S. F. Blake


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