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
USDA Plants
MycoBank Classification Species
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Alectoria sarmentosa
GBIF Elevation Data Species
Index Fungorum
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Sp. Import
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region Volume 1
  • Alectoria sarmentosa (Ach.) Ach.
Mushroom Observer
  • Alectoria sarmentosa (Ach.) Ach.
  • Alectoria sarmentosa
NCBI Taxonomy
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NatureServe resource Species
Pictures of Tropical Lichens
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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USDA PLANTS Structured Data
  • Alectoria sarmentosa
Wikimedia Commons
iNaturalist Images Species


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