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
Asparagaceae Preferred
Agavaceae Synonym
Funkiaceae Other, see comments


Name Relationship
Asparagaceae de Jussieu, 1789 Preferred
Ophiobostryx Skeels, 1911
Hesperoscordium J.G. Baker, 1870
Androsiphon Schlechter, 1924
Bryocles Salisbury, 1812
Hesperoscordum Lindley, 1830
Fortunatia J. F. Macbride, 1931
Leopoldia Parlatore, 1845
Neopatersonia Schönland, 1912
Sypharissa R. A. Salisbury, 1866
Dichopogon Kunth, 1843
Whiteheadia Harvey, 1868
Amphisiphon W. F. Barker, 1936
Urgineopsis Compton, 1930
Samuela Trelease, 1902
Endymion Dumortier, 1827
Protasparagus A. A. Obermeyer, 1983
Pleomele R. A. Salisbury, 1796
Rhodocodon J. G. Baker, 1881
Vagnera Adanson, 1763
Brevoortia A. Wood, 1867
Clistoyucca (Engelmann) Trelease, 1902
Bravoa Lexarza in La Llave et Lexarza, 1824
Smilacina Desfontaines, 1807
Urginea Steinheil, 1834
Rhadamanthus R. A. Salisbury, 1866
Pseudomuscari Garbari et Greuter, 1970
Uropetalon Burchell ex Ker-Gawler, 1816
Unifolium Ludwig 1757
Stropholirion J. Torrey, 1857
Dasystachys J. G. Baker, 1878
Strangweja A. Bertoloni, 1837
Bottionea Colla, 1834
Flueggea L. C. Richard, 1807
Dipterostemon Rydberg, 1912
Charlwoodia Sweet, 1827
Battandiera Maire, 1926
Stellarioides Medikus, 1790
Hesperanthes (J. G. Baker) S. Watson, 1879
Asparagopsis (Kunth) Kunth, 1850
Periballanthus Franchet et Savatier, 1878
Brachyscypha J. G. Baker, 1871
Fusifilum Rafinesque, 1837
Thuranthos C. H. Wright, 1916
Honorius S. F. Gray, 1821
Coilonox Rafinesque, 1837
Loncomelos Rafinesque, 1837
Elachanthera F. von Mueller, 1886
Sarcoyucca (W. Trelease) L. Lindinger, 1933
Muscarimia Kosteletzky ex A. S. Losina-Losinskaja in V. L. Komarov, 1935
Botryanthus Kunth, 1843
Oligobotrya J. G. Baker, 1886
Laothoe Rafinesque, 1837
Clara Kunth, 1850
Terminalis Medikus, 1786
Resnova F.Z. Van der Merwe, 1946
Drimiopsis Lindley et Paxton, 1851
Cohnia Kunth, 1850
Niobe Salisb., 1812
Litanthus W. H. Harvey, 1844
Quamasia Rafinesque, 1837
Lindneria T. Durand et Lubbers, 1889
Pseudobravoa Rose, 1899
Schizobasis J. G. Baker, 1873
Phalangium P. Miller, 1754
Galtonia Decaisne, 1880
Antherolophus Gagnepain, 1934
Tenicroa Rafinesque, 1837
Cathissa R. A. Salisbury, 1866
Funkia K. P. J. Sprengel, 1817
Evrardiella Gagnepain, 1934
Slateria N. A. Desvaux, 1809
Cyanotris Rafinesque, 1818
Chloopsis Blume, 1827
Debesia O. Kuntze, 1891
Runyonia Rose, 1922
Xerotes R. Brown, 1810
Trachinema Rafinesque 1837
Calliprora J. Lindley, 1833
Periboea Kunth, 1843
Neobakeria Schlechter, 1924
Diuranthera W. B. Hemsley, 1902
Themis R. A. Salisbury, 1866
Terauchia T. Nakai, 1913
Platymetra Noronha ex R. A. Salisbury, 1866
Alectorurus Makino, 1908
Elsiea F. M. Leighton, 1944
Taetsia Medikus, 1786
Myrsiphyllum Willdenow, 1808
Polyxena Kunth, 1843
Macroscapa A. Kellogg, 1854
Hookera R. A. Salisbury, 1808
Colania Gagnepain, 1934
Sigillaria Rafinesque, 1819
Melomphis Rafinesque, 1837
Charybdis F. Speta 1998
Boosia F. Speta, 2001
Ebertia F. Speta, 1998
Geschollia F. Speta, 2001
Indurgia F. Speta, 2001
Ledurgia F. Speta, 2001
Sekanama F. Speta, 2001
Urginavia F. Speta, 1998
Zahariadia F. Speta, 1998
Igidia F. Speta, 1998
Eliokarnos Raf.
Avonsera F. Speta, 1998
Duthiea F. Speta, 2001
Rhadamanthopsis (A.A. Obermeyer) F. Speta, 1998


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