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Ailanthus altissima

Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle

Ailanthus glandulosa Desf.

Tree of Heaven, Ailanthus

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderSapindalesIncludes citrus; maples, horse-chestnuts, lychees and rambutans; mangos and cashews; frankincense and myrrh; mahogany and neem
FamilySimaroubaceaeA small mostly tropical family including Quassia, Simarouba, and Ailanthus
GenusAilanthusFrom a Moluccan name ailanto meaning “sky tree”
SpeciesaltissimaVery tall, tallest

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Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven, Ailanthus)

7/23/2010 · Nashua River Boat Ramp on Rte 119, Groton, MA
≈ 14 × 9" (35 × 23 cm)

Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven, Ailanthus)

7/5/2010 · Tarrywile Park and Mansion, Danbury, CT
≈ 31 × 46" (78 × 117 cm)

Ailanthus altissima description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 5 Oct 2016.

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Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven, Ailanthus)

7/5/2010 · Tarrywile Park and Mansion, Danbury, CT
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)

Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven, Ailanthus)

7/3/2012 · By Jacquelyn Boyt

Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven, Ailanthus)

7/2/2010 · Stansbury Mill Rd, Phoenix, MD
≈ 3½ × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m)

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