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
Clitoria ternatea L. Preferred
Clitoria ternatea var. alba hort. Synonym

Tropicos resource

Name Relationship
Clitoria ternatea L. Preferred
Ternatea ternatea (L.) Kuntze
Ternatea vulgaris Kunth

FloraOfZimbabwe

Name Relationship
Clitoria ternatea L. Preferred
Clitorea tanganicensis Micheli Synonym

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Clitoria ternatea L. Preferred
Ternatea vulgaris Kunth
Ternatea ternatea (L.) Kuntze
Clitoria albiflora Mattei
Clitoria bracteata Poir.
Clitoria parviflora Raf.
Clitoria pilosula Benth.
Clitoria ternatea var. pilosula (Benth.)Baker
Clitoria ternatensium Crantz
Lathyrus spectabilis Forssk.
Ternatea vulgaris Kuntze
Clitoria coelestris Siebert & Voss
Clitoria philippensis Perr.

GBIF national node classification resource: Germany

Name Relationship
Clitoria ternatea Preferred
Clitoria ternatea var. angustifolia Baker f.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Clitoria ternatea L. Preferred
Clitoria ternatea var. alba Berhaut

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