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
Sophora japonica L. Preferred
Styphnolobium japonicum (L.) Schott Synonym

Tropicos resource

Name Relationship
Sophora japonica L. Preferred
Anagyris chinensis Spreng.
Macrotropis foetida DC.
Ormosia esquirolii H. Lév.
Pongamia chinensis DC.
Sophora angustifoliola Q.Q. Liu & H.Y. Ye
Sophora japonica fo. columnaris Schwer.
Sophora japonica fo. hybrida Carrière
Sophora japonica fo. oligophylla Franch.
Sophora japonica fo. pendula Loudon
Sophora japonica fo. variegata Nichols
Sophora japonica var. praecox Schwer.
Sophora japonica var. pubescens (Tausch) Bosse
Sophora japonica var. vestita Rehder
Sophora japonica var. violacea Carrière
Sophora mairei H. Lév.
Sophora pubescens Tausch
Sophora sinensis Forrest
Sophora vanioti H. Lév.
Styphnolobium japonicum (L.) Schott

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Styphnolobium japonicum (L.) Schott Preferred
Sophora sinensis Forrest
Sophora korolkowii Dieck
Sophora japonica L.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Sophora japonica Preferred
Sophora japonica L. Authority
Styphnolobium japonicum (L.) Schott
Styphnolobium japonicum

FloraOfZimbabwe

Name Relationship
Styphnolobium japonicum (L.) Schott Preferred
Sophora japonica L. Synonym

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Styphnolobium japonicum (L.) Schott Preferred
Sophora japonica L.

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