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.


Name Relationship
Ecklonia radiata (C. Agardh) J. Agardh 1848 Preferred
Laminaria radiata C. Agardh 1817 Synonym
Capea radiata (C. Agardh) Endlicher 1843
Fucus radiatus Turner, 1808
Capea biruncinata denuda Sonder 1846
Capea biruncinata elongata Sonder 1846
Laminaria flabelliformis A.Richard 1832


Name Relationship
Ecklonia biruncinata (Bory de Saint-Vincent) Papenfuss, 1944 Preferred
Capea biruncinata (Bory de Saint-Vincent) Montagne, 1840
Fucus radiatus exasperatus Turner 1808
Ecklonia exasperata (Turner) J. Agardh 1848
Ecklonia radiata exasperata (Turner) Harvey 1867
Ecklonia radiata exasperata (Turner) De Toni 1895
Ecklonia radiata biruncinata (Bory de Saint-Vincent) Papenfuss 1990
Laminaria biruncinata Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1826


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