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
Solanum L. Preferred
Lycopersicon Mill. Synonym
Cyphomandra Mart. ex Sendtn.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Solanum Preferred
Cyphomandra Mart. ex Sendtn. Authority
Solanum L.


Name Relationship
Solanum Linnaeus, 1753 Preferred
Solanum aculeatissimum sensu Schulz, non Jacq.
Solanum ciliatum Lam.
Solanum nigrum auct. non L.
Solanum luteum P. Mill.
Solanum houstonii Dunel, 1813
Solanum intrusum Soria
Solanum linnaeanum Hepper & Jaeger
Solanum ottonis auct. non Hyl.
Solanum rubrum auct. non L.
Solanum topiro Humb. & Bonpl. ex Dunal
Solanum verbascifolium auct. non L.
Solanum verbascifolium sensu L.
Solanum blodgettii Chapman
Solanum caribaeum Dunal
Solanum ficifolium Ortega
Solanum gracile Otto
Solanum americanum auct. non P. Mill.
Solanum xanthi Gray
Solanum auriculatum Ait.
Solanum perplexum Small
Solanum gracile Dunal
Solanum laciniatum Ait.
Solanum nodiflorum Jacq.
Solanum kavaiense Hbd.
Solanum rantonnettii Carriere ex Lescuy.
Solanum glaucum Dunal
Solanum haleakalaense St. John
Solanum ptycanthum Dunal
Solanum sodomeum auct. non L.
Solanum villosum auct. non (L.) P. Mill.
Solanum hermannii Dunal
Solanum floridanum Shuttlw. ex Dunal
Solanum sarrachoides auct. non Sendtner
Solanum deflexum Greenm.
Solanum hillebrandii St. John
Solanum torreyi Gray
Solanum cornutum auct. non Lam.
Solanum sublobatum auct. non Willd. ex Roemer & J. A. Schultes
Solanum guanicense Urban
Solanum antillarum O. E. Schulz
Solanum godfreyi Shinners
Solanum alatum Moench
Solanum puberulum Nutt. ex Seem.
Solanum californicum Dunal
Solanum gracile sensu Small
Solanum fistulosum Dunal ex Poir.


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