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|Family: Simaroubaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Ailanthus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle
Habit: Plant < 20 m; young parts +- glandular-puberulent. Leaf: 3--9 dm; leaflets 13--25, 8--13 cm, lanceolate, base generally +- truncate, with 2--4 teeth, each with a large gland abaxially. Inflorescence: 10--20 cm. Flower: sepals < 1 mm, petals 2--3 mm, spreading. Fruit: < 5 cm, linear or oblong.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, grassland, oak woodland, riparian areas; Elevation: < 1860 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRO, NCoRI, CaRF, SN, GV, CW, SW (exc ChI), W&I, DMtns; Distribution Outside California: widely naturalized in temps; native to China. Flowering Time: Jun Note: Cult as street tree, fast-growing, spreading by seeds, invasive roots. Common near old habitations.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Ailanthus
Next taxon: Castela
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Ailanthus altissima, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=12354, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.