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.

Tropicos resource

Name Relationship
Sphagnum falcatulum Besch. Preferred
Drepanocladus fontinaliopsis var. flaccidus Allison Synonym
Sphagnum irritans Warnst.
Sphagnum kirkii Warnst.
Sphagnum lanceolatum Warnst.
Sphagnum lancifolium Müll. Hal. & Warnst.
Sphagnum linguaefolium Warnst.
Sphagnum nano-porosum Warnst.
Sphagnum naumannii Müll. Hal.
Sphagnum patagoniense Warnst.
Sphagnum rodwayi Warnst.
Sphagnum scortechinii Müll. Hal.
Sphagnum serratifolium Warnst.
Sphagnum serratum var. serrulatum Warnst.
Sphagnum setchelii Warnst.
Sphagnum subcuspidatum Müll. Hal. & Warnst.
Sphagnum trichophyllum Warnst.
Sphagnum undulatum Warnst.
Sphagnum wattsii Warnst.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Sphagnum falcatulum Preferred
Sphagnum falcatulum Besch. Authority


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