Swingle, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 6:495 (1916).
Synonymy: Toxicodendton altissimum Miller, Gard. Dict. edn 8 (1768).
, Toxicodendron altissimum
Common name: Tree of heaven.
Erect shady trees usually under 10 m high, suckering prolifically; bark smooth, yellow-grey; leaves constricted towards the ends of the branches, 35-70 cm long, with up to 15 pairs of leaflets; leaflets somewhat falcate and asymmetrical at the base, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, entire but usually with 1 or 2 teeth on either side towards the base, shortly stalked, minutely but densely pubescent at least when young, 85-130 x 25-35 mm; petiole expanded at the base.
Panicles many-flowered; sepals c. 1 mm long; petals 3-4 mm long, caducous; styles c. 2-3 mm long.
samaras greenish becoming reddish, 30-45 x 7-15 mm.
Image source: fig 415a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Leathart (1977) Trees of the world, p. 171.
Planted as a garden tree but troublesome and difficult to eradicate because of the suckers.
S.Aust.: NL, MU, SL, SE. N.S.W.; Vic. Native to China.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
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