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
Atriplex Preferred
Atriplex L. Synonym


Name Relationship
Atriplex Linnaeus, 1753 Preferred
Atriplex nuttallii auct. non S. Wats. p. p.
Atriplex collina Woot. & Standl.
Atriplex hastata sensu Aellen, non L.
Atriplex pleiantha W. A. Weber
Atriplex subconferta Rydb.
Atriplex heterosperma Bunge
Atriplex spinosa (Hook.) Collotzi
Atriplex gordonii Hook.
Atriplex fasciculata S. Wats.
Atriplex davidsonii Standl.
Atriplex brandegeei (Gray) Collotzi ex W. A. Weber
Atriplex breweri S. Wats.
Atriplex dioica (Nutt.) J. F. Macbr.
Atriplex suckleyi (Torr.) Rydb.
Atriplex grayi Collotzi ex W. A. Weber
Atriplex tetraptera (Benth.) Rydb.
Atriplex latifolia Wahlenb.
Atriplex littoralis (Jacq.) Fawcett & Rendle
Atriplex pentandra (Jacq.) Standl.
Atriplex jonesii Standl.
Atriplex sabulosa Rouy
Atriplex triangularis Willd.
Atriplex linearis S. Wats.
Atriplex buxifolia Rydb.
Atriplex arenaria Nutt.
Atriplex expansa S. Wats.


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