According to Lanoot et al. (2002), this species is a later heterotypic synonym of Streptomycesviolaceus (Rossi Doria 1891) Waksman 1953 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Lanoot B, Vancanneyt M, Cleenwerck I, Wang L, Li W, Liu Z, Swings J. The search for synonyms among streptomycetes by using SDS-PAGE of whole-cell proteins. Emendation of the species Streptomyces aurantiacus, Streptomyces cacaoi subsp. cacaoi, Streptomyces caeruleus and Streptomyces violaceus. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:823-829.