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
Carthamus caeruleus L. Preferred
Carduncellus caeruleus (L.) C. Presl Synonym
Carduncellus tingitanus DC. ex Duby
Carduncellus multifidus (Desf.) Lojac.
Centaurea tingitana L.
Centaurea dianae (Webb) Knoche
Onobroma multifidum (Desf.) Pomel
Onobroma hispanicum (Sch.Bip.) Pomel
Onobroma caeruleum (L.) Gaertn.
Carthamus carlinoides (Pomel) Batt.
Carthamus carolinensis hort.trian. ex Buc'hoz
Carthamus tingitanus L.
Lamottea multifida (Desf.) Pomel
Lamottea caerulea (L.) Pomel
Carthamodes coeruleum Kuntze
Carthamodes hispanicum Kuntze
Lamottea caerulea var. montana Pomel
Lamottea caerulea var. caerulea
Lamottea caerulea var. centaureoides Pomel
Carduncellus caeruleus var. dentatus DC.
Carduncellus caeruleus subsp. caeruleus (L.) C.Presl
Carduncellus caeruleus var. caeruleus
Carduncellus caeruleus subsp. tingitanus (L.) Rivas Goday & Rivas Mart.
Kentrophyllum coeruleum (L.)
Carthamus caeruleus var. caeruleus
Carthamus caeruleus var. tingitanus (L.) Ball
Onobroma caeruleum subsp. caeruleum

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Carthamus caeruleus Preferred
Carduncellus caeruleus
Carthamus caeruleus L. Authority


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