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.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Solanum lycopersicum L. Preferred
Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. Synonym
Lycopersicon lycopersicum (L.) Karst.
Lycopersicon cerasiforme Dunal
Lycopersicon pyriforme Dunal
Lycopersicon esculentum ssp. galenii (Mill.) Luckwill
Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme (Dunal) Alef.
Lycopersicon esculentum var. esculentum Mill. Other, see comments
Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme (Dunal) A. Gray
Lycopersicon esculentum var. leptophyllum (Dunal) D'Arcy
Lycopersicon esculentum var. pyriforme (Dunal) L. H. Bailey
Lycopersicon lycopersicum var. cerasiforme (Dunal) Alef.
Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme (Dunal) Spooner, G.J. Anderson & R.K. Jansen
Solanum lycopersicum var. lycopersicum L.
Lycopersicon esculentum var. pyriforme (Dunal) Alef.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Solanum lycopersicum Preferred
Lycopersicon esculentum Genbank synonym
Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Lycopersicon esculentum var. esculentum
Solanum esculentum
Solanum esculentum Dunal
Solanum lycopersicum L.
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Misnomer
Lycopersicum esculentum Misspelling
Solanum lycopersicon

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Solanum lycopersicum L. Preferred
Lycopersicon humboldtii (Willd.) Dunal
Lycopersicon lycopersicum (L.) H. Karst.
Lycopersicon lycopersicum var. commune (L.H.Bailey) Farw.
Lycopersicon macrophyllum Guss.
Lycopersicon philippinarum Dunal
Lycopersicon pomumamoris Moench
Lycopersicon pyriforme Dunal
Lycopersicon spurium Link
Lycopersicon cerasiforme Dunal
Lycopersicon cerasiforme var. cognitum Mazk.
Lycopersicon cerasiforme var. leptophyllum Dunal
Lycopersicon cerasiforme var. rotundilobum Mazk.
Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Lycopersicon esculentum f. pyriforme (Dunal) C. H. Mull.
Lycopersicon esculentum subsp. galenii (Mill.) Luckwill
Lycopersicon esculentum subsp. humboldtii (Willd.) Luckwill
Lycopersicon esculentum var. bukasovii Mazk.
Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme (Dunal) A. Gray
Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme (Dunal) Alef.
Lycopersicon esculentum var. colombianum Mazk.
Lycopersicon esculentum var. commune L. H. Bailey
Lycopersicon esculentum var. cydonicum Alef.
Lycopersicon esculentum var. grandifolium L. H. Bailey
Lycopersicon esculentum var. humboltii (Willd.) Alef.
Lycopersicon esculentum var. humboltii (Willd.) Brezhnev
Lycopersicon esculentum var. leptophyllum (Dunal) D'Arcy
Lycopersicon esculentum var. luteum Alef.
Lycopersicon esculentum var. macrocalyx Mazk.
Lycopersicon esculentum var. myrobalaneum Alef.
Lycopersicon esculentum var. pyriforme (Dunal) Alef.
Lycopersicon esculentum var. pyriforme L.H.Bailey
Lycopersicon esculentum var. umbertianum Mazk.
Lycopersicon esculentum var. validum L. H. Bailey
Lycopersicon esculentum var. vulgare Alef.
Lycopersicon esculentum var. vulgare L.H.Bailey
Lycopersicon galenii Mill.
Solanum humboldtii Willd.
Solanum luridum Salisb., nomen nudum
Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme (Dunal) D.M.Spooner, G.J.Anderson & R.K.Jansen
Solanum lycopersicum var. esculentum (Mill.) Voss
Solanum pomiferum Cav.
Solanum pseudolycopersicum Jacq.
Solanum racemigerum Vilm. ex T.Moore, nomen nudum
Solanum spurium J.F. Gmel.
Lycopersicon lycopersicum var. cerasiforme (Dunal) M.R.Almeida
Lycopersicon lycopersicum (L.) Farw.
Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme (Dunal) Fosberg
Solanum lycopersicum var. oviforme Voss
Solanum pruniforme Voss
Lycopersicon cerasiforme var. cerasiforme
Lycopersicon esculentum f. esculentum
Lycopersicon esculentum subsp. esculentum
Lycopersicon esculentum var. esculentum

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