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.

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Muscari armeniacum Leichtlin ex Baker Preferred
Muscari argaei f. album Synonym
Muscari conicum Baker
Muscari argaei auct.
Muscari schliemannii Freyn & Asch.
Muscari pyramidatum Velen.
Muscari woronowii Tron & Losinsk.
Muscari pendulum Trautv.
Muscari apertum Freyn & Conrath
Muscari pauperulum Stapf
Pseudomuscari apertum (Freyn & Conrath) Garbari
Muscari alexandrae A.P. Khokhr.
Muscari szovitsianum Baker
Muscari concinnum Baker
Muscari colchicum Grossh.
Muscari maweanum Baker
Muscari polyanthum Boiss.
Muscari cyaneoviolaceum Turrill
Muscari elegantulum Schchian
Muscari micranthum Baker
Muscari sosnovskyi Schchian
Bellevalia aperta (Freyn & Conrath) Grossh.
Botryanthus micranthus Baker
Botryanthus szovitsianus Baker

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Muscari armeniacum Preferred
Muscari armeniacum Leichtlin ex Baker Authority

Tropicos resource

Name Relationship
Muscari armeniacum Baker Preferred
Muscari colchicum Grossh.


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