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
Amaryllidaceae Preferred
Hymenocallis georgiana Traub Other, see comments
Agapanthaceae Synonym


Name Relationship
Amaryllidaceae J. Saint-Hilaire, 1805 Preferred
Nectaroscordum J. Lindley, 1836
Braxireon Rafinesque, 1838
Hyline Herbert, 1840
Pseudostenomesson Velarde, 1949
Caloscordum Herbert, 1844
Boophane Herbert, 1821
Gethyum R. A. Philippi, 1873
Androstephanos J. Fernández Casas et R. Lara Rico, 1983
Pucara P. Ravenna, 1972
Oporanthus Herbert, 1821
Buphane Herbert 1825
Abumon Adanson, 1763
Queltia R. A. Salisbury ex A. H. Haworth, 1812
Imantophyllum W. J. Hooker 1828
Pseudourceolina Vargas, 1960
Ajax R. A. Salisbury ex A. H. Haworth, 1812
Eustephiopsis R. E. Fries, 1905
Ganymedes R. A. Salisbury ex A. H. Haworth, 1819
Tapeinanthus Herbert, 1837
Callipsyche Herbert, 1842
Zephyranthella (Pax) Pax in Engler et Prantl, 1930
Buphone Herbert 1825
Belladonna (Sweet ex Endlicher) Sweet ex W. H. Harvey, 1838
Imhofia Heister, 1755
Moldenkea Traub, 1951
Collania J. A. Schultes et J. H. Schultes in J. J. Roemer et J. A. Schultes, 1830
Neostricklandia S. Rauschert, 1982
Monella Herbert, 1821
Cepa O. Kuntze, 1891
Cepa P. Miller, 1754
Chrysocoryne O. Zoellner, 1973
Castellanoa Traub, 1953
Chapmanolirion Dinter, 1909
Beauverdia Herter, 1943
Stricklandia J. G. Baker, 1888
Vallota R. A. Salisbury ex Herbert, 1821
Klingia Schönland, 1919
Anax P. Ravenna, 1988
Haylockia Herbert, 1830
Urceolaria Herbert, 1821
Famatina Ravenna, 1972
Rhodolirium Philippi, 1858
Latace R. A. Philippi, 1889
Ancrumia W. H. Harvey ex J. G. Baker, 1877
Eurycles J.A. Schultes & J.H. Schultes in J.J. Roemer & J.A. Schultes, 1830
Pentlandia Herbert, 1839
Anoiganthus J. G. Baker, 1878
Callithauma Herbert, 1837
Stemmatium R. A. Philippi, 1873
Choananthus Rendle, 1908
Crocopsis Pax, 1889
Elisena Herbert, 1837
Gastronema Herbert, 1821
Steinmannia R. A. Philippi, 1884
Mizonia A. Chevalier, 1950
Carpolyza R. A. Salisbury, 1807
Milula Prain, 1896
Corbularia R. A. Salisbury ex Herbert, 1837
Periphanes R. A. Salisbury, 1866
Hermione R. A. Salisbury ex A. H. Haworth, 1819
Rhodolirion Dalla Torre & Harms
Lepidochiton Meerow
Kamiesbergia D.A. Snijman, 1991
Abapus Rafinesque, 1838


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