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
Tragus racemosus (L.) All. Preferred
Aira malatrina Buch.-Ham. ex Wall. Synonym
Lappago biflora Roxb.
Lappago racemosa (L.) Honck.
Lappago decipiens Fig. & De Not.
Nazia racemosa (L.) Kuntze
Phalaris muricata Forssk.
Cenchrus racemosus L.
Cenchrus linearis Lam.
Tragus pallens Gand.
Tragus halleri Döll
Tragus arenarius Bremek. & Oberm.
Tragus racemosus var. remotus
Tragus orientalis Nees
Tragus racemosus var. decipiens
Tragus biflorus (Roxb.) Schult.
Tragus brevicaulis Boiss.
Tragus paucispinus Hack.
Tragus decipiens (Fig. & De Not.) Boiss.
Tragus racemosus var. erectus
Tragus adriaticus Gand.
Tragus racemosus f. divaricatus
Tragus racemosus var. paucispinus
Tragus racemosus f. erectus
Tragus racemosus var. longispicula
Tragus racemosus var. biflorus
Tragus echinatus Cav.
Tragus muricatus (Forssk.) Moench

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Tragus racemosus Preferred
Tragus racemosus (L.) All.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Tragus racemosus (L.) All. Preferred
Cenchrus racemosus L. Other, see comments
Nazia racemosa (L.) Kuntze
Lappago racemosa (L.) Honck.
Phalaris muricata Forssk.
Tragus echinatus Cav.
Tragus muricatus Moench
Tragus racemosus var. longispicula Döll
Tragus racemosus f. divaricatus Döll


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