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.

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Hypopitys monotropa Crantz Preferred
Hypopitys lanuginosa (Michx.) Nutt. Synonym
Monotropa latisquama (Rydb.) Hultén
Monotropa hypopithys L.
Monotropa hypopitys L.
Monotropa lanuginosa Michx.
Hypopitys latisquama Rydb.
Monotropa hypopitys var. latisquama (Rydb.) Kearney & Peebles
Monotropa hypopithys var. latisquama (Rydb.) Kearney & Peebles
Hypopitys americana (DC.) Small
Monotropa hypopitys var. americana (DC.) Domin
Monotropa hypopithys var. americana (DC.) Domin
Monotropa hypopitys var. rubra (Torr.) Farw.
Monotropa hypopithys var. rubra (Torr.) Farw.
Hypopitys fimbriata (A. Gray) Howell
Hypopitys insignata E.P. Bicknell
Monotropa hypopithys subsp. lanuginosa (Michx.) H. Hara
Monotropa hypopitys subsp. lanuginosa (Michx.) H. Hara

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Hypopitys monotropa Crantz Preferred
Hypopitys fimbriata (A. Gray) Howell
Hypopitys insignata E.P. Bicknell
Monotropa latisquama (Rydb.) Hultén
Monotropa hypopithys L. Orthographic variant (misspelling)
Hypopitys americana (DC.) Small
Hypopitys lanuginosa (Michx.) Nutt.
Hypopitys latisquama Rydb.
Monotropa lanuginosa Michx.
Monotropa hypopithys ssp. lanuginosa (Michx.) H. Hara
Monotropa hypopithys var. americana (DC.) Domin
Monotropa hypopithys var. latisquama (Rydb.) Kearney & Peebles
Monotropa hypopithys var. rubra (Torr.) Farw.
Monotropa hypopitys L.
Monotropa hypopitys ssp. lanuginosa (Michx.) H. Hara
Monotropa hypopitys var. americana (DC.) Domin
Monotropa hypopitys var. latisquama (Rydb.) Kearney & Peebles
Monotropa hypopitys var. rubra (Torr.) Farw.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Monotropa hypopitys Preferred
Hypopitys monotropa
Monotropa hypopithys
Hypopitys monotropa Crantz Authority
Monotropa hypopitys L.

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