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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Ailanthus

Chinese sumac
paradise tree
tree of heaven

Hierarchical position of the Genus Ailanthus

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
   Subclassis  Rosidae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 264. Jan-Mar 1967.
   SuperOrdo  Rutanae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 311. Jan-Mar 1967.
   Ordo  Rutales Perleb
pub. Lehrb. Naturgesch. Pflanzenr.: 324. Sep-Oct 1826.
   Familia  Simaroubaceae DC.
pub. Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 17: 422. Jul-Aug 1811.
   Subfamilia  Ailanthoideae Arn. in Wight & Arn.
pub. Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient.: 150. 10 Oct 1834.
   Tribus  Ailantheae (Arn.) Meisn.
pub. Pl. Vasc. Gen.: Tab. Diagn. 65, Comm. 47. 21-27 Mai 1837.
   Subtribus  Ailanthinae Engl. in Mart.
pub. Fl. Bras. 12(2): 201. 1 Sep 1874.
   Genus  Ailanthus Desf.
pub. (1788)
common name: ailanthus

Named members of the Genus Ailanthus

   Species  altissima (P. Mill.) Swingle
common name: tree of heaven, chun pi  (Chinese)
   Species  glandulosa Desf.
syn. Ailanthus altissima
common name: tree of heaven, Chinese sumac, paradise tree

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.


For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed October 31, 2004   


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