Ailanthus excelsa Roxb.

  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Simaroubaceae
  • Species : Ailanthus excelsa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ailanthus excelsa Roxb.
  • Common name : Heaven Tree
  • Vernacular name : Heb'bevu' (Kan.); Ghorneem (Hin.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 440, KFP 6476
  • Collector(s) Name : S.R Ramesh & R.Bhaskar; K.P.Sreenath & B.R.Ramesh
  • Key identification features : A lofty tree with large pinnately compound alternate leaves, which are crowded at the branch ends. Leaflets are about 8-14 pairs, very variable in shape and with irregularly toothed margin. Flowers are small and appear in large lax often with much-branched inflorescences, unisexual and greenish-yellow. Fruits are winged and wings with many nerves.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments : Wood is used in making match sticks.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hills above Sangam (Bangalore); Bommasandra near Sangam (Bangalore)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Belgaum, Bidar, Chitradurga, Gulbarga, Kodagu, Mysore, Tumkur
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1996; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore


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