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
Chamaecrista nictitans (L.) Moench Preferred
Chamaecrista aspera var. mohrii (Pollard)Pollard Synonym
Cassia multipinnata Pollard
Chamaecrista mohrii (Pollard) Britton & Rose
Cassia nictitans L.
Chamaecrista nictitans var. conmixta Pollard & Maxon
Chamaecrista nictitans var. leiocarpa (Fernald)Moldenke
Chamaecrista procumbens (L.) Greene
Cassia procumbens L.
Cassia multipinnata var. nashii Pollard
Cassia aspera var. mohrii Pollard
Cassia nictitans var. hebecarpa Fernald
Cassia nictitans var. leiocarpa Fernald
Cassia nictitans var. mohrii (Pollard) J. F. Macbr.
Cassia nictitans var. multipinnata (Pollard)J.F.Macbr.
Cassia chamaecrista var. nictitans Kuntze
Nictitella amena Raf.
Chamaecrista multipinnata Pennell
Cassia nictitans var. conmixta (Pollard & Maxon)Millsp.
Cassia aeschinomene Collad.
Cassia mimosoides subsp. leschenaultiana (DC.)H.Ohashi
Chamaecrista aeschinomene (Collad.)Greene
Cassia nictidans L.

IUCN Red List

Name Relationship
Chamaecrista nictitans (L.) Moench Preferred
Cassia aspera Elliott
Chamaecrista aspera (Muhl.)Greene
Chamaecrista simpsonii (Pollard)A.Heller

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Chamaecrista nictitans Preferred
Chamaecrista nictitans (L.) Moench Authority

Tropicos resource

Name Relationship
Cassia disadena Steud. Preferred
Cassia nictitans L.


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