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
Stipa pennata L. Preferred
Aristida pennata var. rigida Synonym
Stipa austroitalica var. appendiculata
Stipa borysthenica Prokudin
Stipa austroitalica subsp. appendiculata
Stipa borysthenica var. germanica
Stipa anomala P.A. Smirn. ex Roshev.
Stipa borysthenica subsp. germanica
Stipa appendiculata Celak.
Stipa austriaca (Beck.) Klokov
Stipa lejophylla P.A. Smirn.
Stipa pennata var. appendiculata
Stipa veneta Moraldo
Stipa disjuncta Klokov
Stipa gallica (Steven) Celak.
Stipa sabulosa subsp. germanica
Stipa sabulosa (Pacz.) Sljuss.
Stipa pennata var. okensis
Stipa vulgaris Gueldenst.
Stipa iberica f. laevis
Stipa pennata var. rigida
Stipa germanica (Endtm.) Klokov
Stipa pennata var. gallica
Stipa eriocaulis subsp. austriaca
Stipa pulcherrima var. gallica
Stipa joannis f. okensis
Stipa pulcherrima var. austriaca
Stipa joannis subsp. germanica
Stipa pennata subsp. dvorakii
Stipa eriocaulis subsp. lutetiana
Stipa joannis subsp. sabulosa
Stipa eriocaulis subsp. lithophila
Stipa pennata subsp. eriocaulis
Stipa eriocaulis subsp. kiemii
Stipa oligotricha Moraldo
Stipa oligotricha subsp. kiemii
Stipa tauricola Celak.
Stipa pennata subsp. austriaca
Stipa pennata var. anomala
Stipa pennata f. sabulosa
Stipa eriocaulis Borbás
Stipa pennata subsp. kiemii
Stipa iberica var. pygmaea
Stipa graniticola Klokov
Stipa pennata subsp. lejophylla
Stipa pennata var. austriaca
Stipa lithophila P.A. Smirn. ex Roshev.
Stipa pennata subsp. lithophila
Stipa pennata subsp. sabulosa
Stipa eriocaulis subsp. dvorakii

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Stipa pennata Preferred
Stipa pennata L. Authority

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Stipa pennata L. Preferred
Stipa joannis ssp. penicillifera (Pacz.) Lavrenko Other, see comments
Stipa pennata ssp. joannis (Celak.) Hyl.
Stipa pennata ssp. joannis (Celak.) Pacz.
Stipa pennata f. penicillifera Pacz.


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