Scabiosa atropurpurea or Sixalix atropurpurea

If Plants Of The World Online (POWO) is the naming authority for iNat, why does any attempt to enter Scabiosa atropurpurea default to Sixalix atropurpurea, given that Scabiosa atropurpurea is the accepted name in POWO and Sixalix atropurpurea is a synonym?

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it’s because we have already discussed ehaustively in the taxon flag page @cooperj has shown.
I know well that in POWO… but, wouldn’t it be reasonable to take a look at literature and, above all, at which is the name in use in the native area of the species and that is widely used by botanists and citizen where the species is more common?

PS: among Scabioseae, as far as it is known, it is right to keep Scabiosa and Sixalix separated as there are notable differences


see the flag to continue discussion. Thanks! :)