4124.000 Ailanthus Desf.

Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D., Carolin, R.C. & Tindale, M. (1994) Flora of the Sydney Region 4th edition, Griffin Press Ltd., Netley, South Australia

Description of the genus

Tree up to 8 m high, suckering very freely, sometimes forming dense thickets. Leaves deciduous, compound, imparipinnate with 9-17 leaflets. Flowers in panicles; sepals 5, petals 5, narrowly oblong, white. Stamens 10. Fruit a schizocarp, each mericarp winged.

Derivation of name: Derived from Ambonese meaning tree of the Gods

Worldwide: 6-10 species, native to East Asia

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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altissima (Mill.) Swingle

Other sources of information about Ailanthus:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ailanthus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ailanthus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ailanthus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ailanthus
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iNaturalist: Ailanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ailanthus
JSTOR Plant Science: Ailanthus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ailanthus
Plants of the World Online: Ailanthus
Tropicos: Ailanthus
Wikipedia: Ailanthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ailanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1876, retrieved 11 December 2023

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