Tree of Heaven

Ailanthus altissima

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Ailanthus altissima /eɪˈlænθəs ælˈtɪsɪmə/, commonly known as tree of heaven, ailanthus, or in Standard Chinese as chouchun (Chinese: 臭椿; pinyin: chòuchūn; literally: "foul smelling tree"), is a deciduous tree in the Simaroubaceae family. It is native to both northeast and central China, as well as Taiwan. Unlike other members of the genus Ailanthus, it is found in temperate climates rather than the tropics. The tree grows rapidly and is capa

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The Tee of Heaven is known as the Ailanthus altissima or as stink tree. The Tree of Heaven belongs to the phylum of spermatophyta, class of Dicotyledonae, order of rutales, the family is simaroubaceae, genus of ailanthus and the species of Ailanthus altissima.The scientific name of the tree of heaven is Ailanthus altissima. My plant is tall and has flowers with small leaves on it. This tree is medicinal but has a smelly odor that can make people nauseous. It can tolerate almost any type of habitat like poor soils or dry environments. The Tree of Heaven is invasive to the Bosque ecosystem but does provide nice shade. This plant is found mostly in the southern part of the US.

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www.nature.org
www.cabi.org
www.freedictionary.com
www.almaany.com
www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov

By Jazmin, age 13
Anahi, age 13

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  2. (c) Plant Image Library, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/138014579@N08/36488327742/
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  5. Adapted by kristen_himm from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ailanthus_altissima
  6. Adapted by albuquerqueherbalism from a work by (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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