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Ailanthus altissima

(Tree of Heaven)

FAMILY

Simaroubaceae

Species

Ailanthus altissima

Common name(s)

Tree of Heaven

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white. Tree to 8m, sparsely branching, root suckers.

Distinguishing features

Leaves alternate, to 35 cm long, 9-21 leaflets. Flowers in panicles, petals usually 6 white. Fruit winged, 1-5 per cluster. Male flowers are malodorous which is probably the reason for another common name ‘Dog Shit Tree’

Ailanthus altissima