Points of conical intersection are continuously connected forming seams. Recently a quite unanticipated situation has been found in which two distinct seams of conical intersection—one symmetry-allowed and one same-symmetry—originating from the same two states intersect each other. The identification of these confluences, based on ab initio electronic wave functions has been somewhat serendipitous. A systematic approach for locating such confluences, based solely on information obtained on the symmetry-allowed portion of the seam, has been suggested. In this work that approach is applied to identify the point where a Cs seam of conical intersection intersects a symmetry-allowed C2v seam of conical intersection for the 1 2A and 2 2A states of BH2, states that correlate with B(1s22s22p,2P)+H2. It is suggested, based on this and previous work, that this unexpected situation, which has fundamental implications for our understanding of nonadiabatic processes, is not at all uncommon.

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