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. Import

Name Relationship
Ginkgo biloba L. Preferred
Salisburia adiantifolia Synonym

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Ginkgo biloba L. Preferred
Salisburia adiantifolia var. laciniata
Salisburia adiantifolia var. variegata
Ginkgo biloba var. pendula
Ginkgo biloba var. variegata
Ginkgo biloba var. laciniata
Ginkgo biloba var. aurea
Ginkgo biloba f. aurea
Ginkgo biloba f. variegata
Pterophyllus salisburiensis aurea
Ginkgo biloba f. fastigiata
Ginkgo biloba f. laciniata
Salisburia ginkgo Rich.
Ginkgo biloba f. pendula
Salisburia adiantifolia Sm.
Salisburia adiantifolia var. pendula
Salisburia biloba (L.) Hoffmanns.
Salisburia macrophylla Reyn.
Pterophyllus salisburiensis J.Nelson
Ginkgo biloba f. parvifolia
Ginkgo biloba var. fastigiata
Ginkgo macrophylla K.Koch
Ginkgo biloba f. microsperma
Ginkgo biloba var. epiphylla

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Ginkgo biloba Preferred
Gingko biloba Misspelling
Ginkgo biloba L. Authority
Ginkgo biloba f. epiphylla
Ginkgo biloba var. epiphylla


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