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
Loranthaceae Preferred
Dendrophthoaceae Synonym

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Loranthaceae Preferred
Loranthaceae Juss., 1808 Authority


Name Relationship
Loranthaceae de Jussieu, 1808 Preferred
Psathyranthus Ule, 1907
Rhizomonanthes Danser, 1933
Dicymanthes Danser, 1929
Botryoloranthus (Engler et K. Krause) Balle, 1954
Metastachys (Bentham et J. D. Hooker) Van Tieghem, 1895
Eichlerina Van Tieghem, 1895
Glutago Commerson ex Rafinesque, 1838
Xylochlamys Domin, 1926
Dentimetula Van Tieghem, 1895
Phyllostephanus Van Tieghem, 1895
Hemiarthron (Eichler) Van Tieghem, 1895
Acranthemum Van Tieghem, 1895
Chorilepidella Van Tieghem, 1912
Septimetula Van Tieghem, 1895
Ischnanthus (Engler) Van Tieghem, 1895
Martiella Van Tieghem, 1895
Etubila Rafinesque, 1838
Desrousseauxia Van Tieghem, 1895
Furarium Rizzini, 1953
Acrostephanus Van Tieghem, 1895
Solenocalyx Van Tieghem, 1895
Stemmatophyllum Van Tieghem, 1894
Schimperina Van Tieghem, 1895
Lichtensteinia J. C. Wendland, 1808
Phrygilanthus Eichler in C. F. P. Martius, 1868
Macrocalyx Van Tieghem, 1895
Arthraxon (Eichler) Van Tieghem, 1895
Neamyza Van Tieghem, 1895
Stegastrum Van Tieghem, 1895
Acrostachys (Bentham et J. D. Hooker) Van Tieghem, 1894
Triarthron Baillon, 1892
Phoenicanthemum (Blume) H. G. L. Reichenbach, 1841
Leucobotrys Van Tieghem, 1894
Cleistoloranthus Merrill, 1909
Cichlanthus (Endlicher) Van Tieghem, 1895
Choristegeres Van Tieghem, 1912
Isocaulon (Eichler) Van Tieghem, 1895
Coleobotrys Van Tieghem, 1894
Rhizanthemum Van Tieghem, 1901
Arthraxella Nakai, 1952
Lonicera J. Gaertner, 1788
Dendrophthoë C. F. P. Martius, 1830
Odontella Van Tieghem, 1895
Tapinostemma (Bentham et J. D. Hooker) Van Tieghem, 1895
Barathranthus B.H. Danser, 1928
Sycophila Welwitsch ex Van Tieghem, 1894
Cyathiscus Van Tieghem, 1894
Arculus Van Tieghem, 1895
Kingella Van Tieghem, 1895
Peristethium Van Tieghem, 1895
Candollina Van Tieghem, 1895
Meranthera Van Tieghem, 1895
Iticania Rafinesque, 1838
Phyllodesmis Van Tieghem, 1895
Ungula B. A. Barlow, 1964
Blumella Van Tieghem, 1895
Helicia Persoon, 1805
Locella Van Tieghem, 1895
Stephaniscus Van Tieghem, 1895
Pilostigma Van Tieghem, 1894
Chorilepis Van Tieghem, 1912
Chiridium Van Tieghem, 1894
Beccarina Van Tieghem, 1895
Perella (Van Tieghem) Van Tieghem, 1895
Furcilla Van Tieghem, 1895
Meiena Rafinesque, 1838
Glossidea Van Tieghem, 1895
Taguaria Rafinesque, 1838
Aciella Van Tieghem, 1894
Epicoila Rafinesque, 1838
Tetradyas Danser, 1931
Allohemia Rafinesque, 1838
Strepsimela Rafinesque, 1838
Metula Van Tieghem, 1895
Maracanthus J. Kuijt, 1976
Aëtanthus (Eichler) Engler in Engler et Prantl, 1889
Lanthorus K. B. Presl, 1851
Velvetia Van Tieghem, 1895
Choristega Van Tieghem, 1912
Spirostylis K. B. Presl ex J. A. Schultes et J. H. Schultes, 1829
Loxania Van Tieghem, 1895
Treubella Van Tieghem, 1894
Moquinia A. Sprengel, 1828
Neophylum Van Tieghem, 1894
Hookerella Van Tieghem, 1895
Dipodophyllum Van Tieghem, 1895
Merismia Van Tieghem, 1895
Lepidella Van Tieghem, 1912
Thelecarpus Van Tieghem, 1895
Ptychostylus Van Tieghem, 1895
Antriba Rafinesque, 1838
Passovia H. Karsten in Klotzsch, 1846
Dithecina Van Tieghem, 1895
Alveolina Van Tieghem, 1895
Treubania Van Tieghem, 1897
Apodina Van Tieghem, 1895
Tieghemia S. Balle, 1956
Steirotis C.S. Rafinesque, 1820
Pasovia H. Karst.
Passowia G.K.W.H. Karsten, 1852
Chatinia P.É.L. van Tieghem, 1895
Helicanthera J.J. Roemer & J.A. Schultes, 1819
Danserella S. Balle, 1955
Hemitria C.S. Rafinesque, 1820
Itacania Raf.
Choristegia Tiegh.


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