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
Stylosanthes biflora (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb. Preferred
Stylosanthes floridana S. F. Blake Synonym
Stylosanthes riparia Kearney
Stylosanthes biflora var. hispidissima (Michx.) Pollard & C.R. Ball
Stylosanthes riparia var. setifera Fernald
Trifolium biflorum L.

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Stylosanthes biflora (L.) Britton et al. Preferred
Stylosanthes biflora var. hispidissima Mohr
Trifolium biflorum L.
Stylosanthes biflora var. elatior (L.)Kuntze
Stylosanthes biflora var. guianensis (Aubl.)Kuntze
Stylosanthes biflora var. hispidissima Pollard & Ball
Stylosanthes elatior var. hispidissima Torr. & A.Gray
Stylosanthes floridana S. F. Blake
Stylosanthes hispida var. hispidissima Michx.
Stylosanthes hispida var. nudiuscula Michx.
Stylosanthes hispida var. procumbens Pursh
Arachis aprica Walter
Stylosanthes riparia Kearney
Stylosanthes riparia var. setifera Fernald
Stylosanthes elatior Sw.
Stylosanthes hispida Michx.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Stylosanthes biflora Preferred
Stylosanthes bicolor Misspelling
Stylosanthes biflora (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb. Authority

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