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
Asparagales Preferred
Orchidales Synonym
Agavales
Alliales
Amaryllidales
Apostasiales
Asphodelales
Asteliales
Gilliesiales
Hypoxidales
Iridales
Ixiales
Narcissales
Tecophilaeales
Xanthorrhoeales

IRMNG

Name Relationship
Asparagales Preferred
Lomandraceae Lotsy, 1911
Isophysidaceae F. A. Barkley, 1948
Hemerocallidaceae R. Brown, 1810
Hesperocallidaceae Traub, 1972
Hostaceae B. Mathew, 1988
Hyacinthaceae Batsch ex Borkhausen, 1797
Aloeaceae
Asphodelaceae de Jussieu, 1789
Cyanastraceae Engler, 1900
Agavaceae Dumortier, 1829
Nolinaceae Nakai, 1943
Phormiaceae J. Agardh, 1858
Ruscaceae M. Roemer, 1840
Alliaceae Borkhausen, 1797
Aloaceae Batsch, 1802
Ophiopogonaceae Meissner, 1842
Aphyllanthaceae Burnett, 1835
Walleriaceae H. Huber ex Takhtajan, 1995
Dianellaceae Salisbury, 1866
Eriospermaceae Lemaire, 1845
Convallariaceae Horaninow, 1834
Anthericaceae J. Agardh, 1858
Herreriaceae Kunth, 1850
Geosiridaceae Jonker, 1939
Dracaenaceae Salisbury, 1866
Agapanthaceae F. Voigt, 1850
Laxmanniaceae Bubani, 1902
Themidaceae Salisbury, 1866

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