Issue 18512

Synonymy issue for Pueraria lobata

Reporter: peterdesmet
Type: Feedback
Summary: Synonymy issue for Pueraria lobata
Resolution: Fixed
Status: Closed
Created: 2016-06-01 16:18:28.521
Updated: 2016-08-02 10:51:16.207
Resolved: 2016-07-27 14:36:35.952
Description: We're using the GBIF backbone taxonomy to get the accepted name for invasive species in source datasets. Doing so, we discovered an issue with Pueraria lobata and Pueraria montana. Both species belong to the genus Pueraria (, which has the expected subordinate species in GBIF, except for those two (and all their subspecies/variety combinations):

* Pueraria lobata (Willd.)Ohia:
* Pueraria montana (Lour.)Merr.:

These are all linked as synonyns to Anthyllis montana L. ( But Pueraria and Anthyllis are not related, except that they are both Fabaceae. You can actually see in the pictures that their habitus is very different.

* From what source datasets is this information coming from?
* Is there a way to fix this using If so, come help on how we can provide a patch would be useful.]]>

Author: cgendreau
Created: 2016-06-02 09:45:43.664
Updated: 2016-06-02 09:45:43.664
Source Information says:
"This backbone name usage is included because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built.
View the primary source ( usage in Catalogue of Life."
But, if we check , it doesn't seem to link to Anthyllis montana L.


Created: 2016-07-27 14:36:28.576
Updated: 2016-07-27 14:36:28.576
The upcoming August 2016 backbone has this fixed:
 - Pueraria lobata (Willd.)Ohwi is a SYNONYM of Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.)Sanjappa & Pradeep
 - Pueraria montana (Lour.)Merr. is ACCEPTED within Pueraria DC.


Created: 2016-08-02 10:51:00.06
Updated: 2016-08-02 10:51:16.201
Anthyllis montana L. is now a European species, apparently correct:

Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr. a mostly asian species, with another areal in East US:
Also good: