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.

BioLib.cz Import

Name Relationship
Lythrum salicaria L. Preferred
Lythrum salicaria var. gracilior Turcz. Synonym
Lythrum salicaria var. tomentosum (P. Mill.) DC.
Lythrum salicaria var. vulgare DC.

Tropicos resource

Name Relationship
Lythrum salicaria L. Preferred
Lythrum anceps (Koehne) Makino
Lythrum argyi H. Lév.
Lythrum intermedium Ledeb. ex Colla
Lythrum salicaria var. anceps Koehne
Lythrum salicaria var. glabrum Ledeb.
Lythrum salicaria var. intermedium (Ledeb. ex Colla) Koehne
Lythrum salicaria var. mairei H. Lév.
Lythrum salicaria var. tomentosum DC.
Lythrum tomentosum Mill.

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Lythrum salicaria L. Preferred
Lythrum salicaria var. gracilior Turcz.
Lythrum salicaria var. vulgare DC.
Lythrum salicaria var. tomentosum (Mill.) DC.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Lythrum salicaria Preferred
Lythrum anceps
Lythrum anceps (Koehne) Makino Authority
Lythrum salicaria L.

IUCN Red List

Name Relationship
Lythrum salicaria L. Preferred
Lythrum altissimum Pomel
Lythrum intermedium Colla
Lythrum tomentosum Miller

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Lythrum salicaria L. Preferred
Lythrum salicaria var. gracilior Turcz.
Lythrum salicaria var. tomentosum (Mill.) DC.
Lythrum salicaria var. vulgare DC.

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