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
Convolvulaceae Preferred
Ipomoea sectifolia Shinners Invalidly published, nomen nudum
Cuscutaceae Synonym


Name Relationship
Convolvulaceae de Jussieu, 1789 Preferred
Exogonium J.D. Choisy, 1833
Calonyction J.D. Choisy, 1834
Quamoclit P. Miller, 1754
Eremosperma Chiovenda, 1936
Pharbitis J.D. Choisy, 1833
Astromerremia Pilger, 1936
Prevostea J.D. Choisy, 1825
Fissipetalum Merrill, 1922
Batatas J. D. Choisy, 1834
Parasitipomaea B. Hayata, 1916
Diatremis Rafinesque, 1821
Baillaudea Roberty, 1953
Kuhlmanniella Barroso, 1945
Dimerodiscus Gagnepain, 1950
Bonanox Rafinesque, 1821
Acmostemon Pilger, 1936
Quamoclitia R. T. Lowe 1872
Astrochlaena H. G. Hallier, 1893
Mouroucoa Aublet, 1775
Lettsomia Roxburgh, 1824
Volvulopsis Roberty, 1953
Calycanthemum Klotzsch in Peters, 1862
Nemodon W. Griffith, 1854
Strophocaulos (G. Don) J. K. Small, 1933
Montejacquia Roberty, 1953
Dactylostigma D. F. Austin, 1973
Dichondropsis T. S. Brandegee, 1909
Quamoclit Moench, 1794
Shutereia J.D. Choisy, 1834
Sinomerrillia Hu, 1937
Moorcroftia J.D. Choisy, 1833
Trichantha Triana, 1855
Legendrea P. B. Webb et S. Berthelot, 1844
Mina Cervantes in La Llave et Lexarza, 1824
Sedderopsis Roberty, 1953
Skinneria J. D. Choisy, 1834
Petrogenia I. M. Johnston, 1941
Thyella Rafinesque, 1838
Cryptanthela Gagnepain, 1950
Hygrocharis Hochstetter ex A. Richard, 1850
Carpentia Ewart in Ewart et O. Davies, 1917
Perispermum Degener, 1932
Dinetopsis Roberty, 1953
Volvulus Medikus, 1791
Breweria R. Brown, 1810
Pterochlamys Roberty, 1953
Falckia Thunberg, 1781
Grammica Loureiro, 1790
Remirema Kerr, 1943
Monogynella C. R. A. Des Moulins, 1853
Calycantherum Klotzsch
Dimerodisus Gagnep.
Parasitipomoea Hayata
Breueria R. Br.
Breueriopsis G.E. Roberty
Baillandea Roberty
Lepidostemon J.C. Hasskarl, 1844
Breuieropsis G.E. Roberty
Spiranthera W. Bojer, 1837


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