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Ailanthus altissima
(Simaroubaceae)

China sumac, Chinese tree of heaven, stinktree, tree of heaven, varnishtree

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Species description or overview

Species summary & photos
This University of Hawaii web page contains images of the tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima).

Information about Ailanthus altissima from IUCN's ISSG/GISD
ISSG

Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) factsheet View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Tree-of-Heaven description and suggestions for control are from the Commonwealth of Virginia (Invasive Alien Plant Species of Virginia).

Ailanthus altissima information from PIER
Information on Ailanthus altissima as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Ailanthus altissima description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Ailanthus altissima as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).

Chinese sumac (Ailanthus altissima) fact sheet
Chinese sumac (Ailanthus altissima) description, habitat, biology, and management options are provided by Plant Conservation Alliance's Alien Plant Working Group.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Ailanthus altissima
Nomenclatural information about Ailanthus altissima is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Ailanthus altissima information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Ailanthus altissima, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Ailanthus altissima
Nomenclatural information about Ailanthus altissima is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Ailanthus altissima (Simaroubaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Ailanthus altissima as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Ailanthus altissima impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Ailanthus altissima as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Risk assessments

Ailanthus altissima weed risk assessment for Hawaii-Pacific
Results of a weed risk assessment for Ailanthus altissima for the Hawaii-Pacific region are presented by the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment team.


Control methods

Ailanthus altissima management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Ailanthus altissima as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).

Chinese sumac (Ailanthus altissima) fact sheet
Chinese sumac (Ailanthus altissima) description, habitat, biology, and management options are provided by Plant Conservation Alliance's Alien Plant Working Group.


Images

Species summary & photos
This University of Hawaii web page contains images of the tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima).

Ailanthus altissima images from PIER
Images of Ailanthus altissima provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Ailanthus altissima worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Ailanthus altissima is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Books

Invasive plants of California's wildlands
Bossard, Carla C., John M. Randall, and Marc C. Hoshovsky (eds.) . 2000. Invasive plants of California's wildlands. University of California Press. 360 pp. illus. ISBN: 0-520-22547-3.


Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.


Experts

Ailanthus altissima contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Ailanthus altissima as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissimus): invasivespecies.gov "species profile"
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Ailanthus altissima references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Ailanthus altissima as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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