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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Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
NMNH Botany Elevation Data Species
Botany resource
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Cucumis dipsaceus
EOL Group on Flickr
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Global Compendium of Weeds Species
  • Cucumis dipsaceus Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
NCBI Taxonomy
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NMNH Botany Plant Habit Data Species
NatureServe resource Species
BOLDS images II Species outlinks
USDA PLANTS Structured Data
  • Cucumis dipsaceus
USDA Plants
Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands - Bejucos y plantas trepadoras de Puerto Rico e Islas Vírgenes Species
Wikimedia Commons
iNaturalist Images Species


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