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Common name

English: Tree-of-Heaven

German: Götterbaum

Mandarin: 臭椿 (chou chun)

Portuguese: Árvore-do-céu, Árvore-do-paraíso


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Sapindales (71)

        Family: Simaroubaceae (3)(family description)

          Genus: Ailanthus (1)

            Epithet: altissima (P. Mill.) Swingle (1)

Synonym: Ailanthus glandulosa

altissima => very high (referring to altitude), (altus, high)

glandulosa => full of glands, glandular


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: green, beige, white

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