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
polemonium Preferred
Polemonium L., 1753 Authority


Name Relationship
Polemonium Linnaeus, 1753 Preferred
Polemonium filicinum Greene Synonym
Polemonium humile Lindl.
Polemonium shastense Baker ex Eastw.
Polemonium hinckleyi Standl.
Polemonium haydenii A. Nels.
Polemonium berryi Eastw.
Polemonium grayanum Rydb.
Polemonium fasciculatum Eastw.
Polemonium intermedium (Brand) Rydb.
Polemonium flavum Greene
Polemonium macranthum (Cham.) Klok.
Polemonium pilosum (Greenm.) G. N. Jones
Polemonium lindleyi Wherry
Polemonium helleri Brand
Polemonium columbianum Rydb.
Polemonium delicatum Rydb.


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