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
Poeae R. Br. Preferred
Agrostideae Dumort. Synonym
Agrostideae Martinov
Airopsideae Gren. & Godr.
Alopecureae Bluff, Nees & Schauer
Alopecureae W.D.J. Koch
Ammochloinae Tzvelev
Ampelodesminae Conert
Anthoxantheae Link ex Endl.
Aveneae Dumort.
Beckmannieae Dostál
Brizinae Tzvelev
Calamagrostideae Trin.
Chamagrostideae Link
Cinneae Ohwi
Coleanthinae Rchb.
Cynosureae Dumort.
Cynosurinae Nees
Dactylidinae Stapf
Dupontieae Á. Löve & D. Löve
Echinariinae Tzvelev
Festuceae Dumort.
Festucinae J. Presl
Gaudinieae Rouy
Gramininae Krause
Graphephoreae Hyl.
Hainardieae Greuter
Holceae J. Presl
Lolieae Link ex Endl.
Lolieae Rchb.
Loliinae Dumort.
Phalareae Rchb.
Phalarideae Dumort.
Phalarideae Kunth
Phleeae Dumort.
Psilureae Ovcz.
Psilurinae Pilg. ex Potztal
Scolochloeae Tzvelev
Seslerieae Rchb.
Seslerieae W.D.J. Koch
Sesleriinae Parl.
Triseteae Gren. & Godr.
Vilfeae Trin.


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