Scientists aim to describe a single 'tree of life' that reflects the evolutionary relationships of living things. However, evolutionary relationships are a matter of ongoing discovery, and there are different opinions about how living things should be grouped and named. EOL reflects these differences by supporting several different scientific 'classifications'. Some species have been named more than once. Such duplicates are listed under synonyms. EOL also provides support for common names which may vary across regions as well as languages.

Preferred marks the preferred classification for this taxon.

Recognized By Rank Classification
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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NMNH Botany Plant Habit Data Species
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Aralia elata
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Global Biotic Interactions Species
Global Compendium of Weeds Species
  • Aralia elata
Go Botany: New England Wild Flower Society
Go Botany: New England Wild Flower Society Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Morphbank Resource
NCBI Taxonomy
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NMNH Botany Elevation Data (Summarized) Species
Chen and Moles, 2015
NatureServe resource Species
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Aralia elata
Plant Conservation Alliance Species
Plants of Tibet
  • Aralia elata (Miq.) Seemann
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa outlinks
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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USDA PLANTS Structured Data
  • Aralia elata
USDA Plants
Wikimedia Commons
iNaturalist Images Species
iSpot links Species


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