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
Dalbergia ecastaphyllum (L.) Taub. Preferred
Ecastaphyllum ecastaphyllum (L.) Britton Synonym

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Dalbergia ecastaphyllum (L.) Taub. Preferred
Dalbergia ecastaphylla (L.)Taub.
Hedysarum ecastaphyllum L.
Ecastaphyllum ecastophyllum (L.) Britton
Amerimnon ecastaphyllum (L.)Standl.
Ecastaphyllum brownei Pers.
Hedysarum ecastaphyllum L.(1759)
Ecastaphyllum ecastaphyllum (L.) Britton
Dalbergia brownei (Jacq.) Schinz, p. p.
Ecastaphyllum molle Miq.
Amerimnon ecastophyllum (L.)Standl.
Dalbergia ecastophyllum (L.)Taub.
Ecastaphyllum brownii Pers.
Pterocarpus ecastaphyllum L.
Pterocarpus ecastaphyllum (L.) L.
Pterocarpus ecastaphyllum Vell.
Hecastophyllum brownei Kunth
Emerimnum strigulosum sensu Bojer

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Dalbergia ecastaphyllum Preferred
Dalbergia ecastaphyllum (L.) Taub. Authority
Dalbergia ecastophyllum

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