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Definition of the noun ailanthus altissima

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  1. deciduous rapidly growing tree of China with foliage like sumac and sweetish fetid flowers; widely planted in United States as a street tree because of its resistance to pollution
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonyms of Ailanthus altissima: tree of heaven / tree of the gods
    • more generic word: ailanthus = any of several deciduous Asian trees of the genus Ailanthus
    • member of: genus Ailanthus = small genus of east Asian and Chinese trees with odd-pinnate leaves and long twisted samaras

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Google previewChemical Dictionary of Economic Plants (2001)

by Jeffrey B. Harborne, Herbert Baxter

Tree-of-Heaven 1 70 Ailanthus altissima (Simaroubaceae). Medicinal plant. Root and stem bark extracted to yield bitter-tasting quassinoids (ailanthone, amarolide, quassin, neoquassin).

Google previewEncyclopedia of Invasive Species: From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels [2 volumes] (2011)

From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels by Susan L. Woodward, Joyce A. Quinn

Also known as: Ailanthus, Chinese sumac, copal-tree, stinking shumac, varnish tree Scientific name: Ailanthus altissima Synonyms: Toxicodendron altissima, Albonia peregrina, Ailanthus glandulosa, Ailanthus peregrina Family: Quassia ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Alkaloids (2012)

by John Glasby

S N | 2 N H OH Three closely related alkaloids have recently been isolated from Ailanthus altissima and Separated chromatographically. This base forms colourless needles from EtOH and has the structure given above based upon chemical ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biology (2009)

by Don Rittner, Timothy Lee McCabe

which feeds in the wild only on the tree imported as food for its caterpillars, the tree-of-heaven ( Ailanthus altissima), also known as “stink-tree” for the musty smell of the male flowers.

Google previewThe CABI Encyclopedia of Forest Trees (2013)


Ailanthus altissima. In: Fire Effects Information Sys- tem. Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest ...

Google previewConcise Illustrated Dictionary of Biocontrol Terms (2015)

by Vladimir V. Gouli, Svetlana Y. Gouli, Jose A.P. Marcelino

Ailanthus widely distributed Asian tree, Ailanthus altissima, containing toxic substances for insects.

Google previewDictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Edition (2009)

by Rolf H. J. Schlegel

it is now used in >>> insecticides; the quassia family includes the Asian ailanthus (Ailanthus altissima), also called the “tree of heaven”; Quassia amara ( Simaroubaceae), 2n = 4x = 36 hort fore Queensland arrowroot: Also known as achira in ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements (2004)

by Tova Navarra

The tree Ailanthus altissima, of the family Simaroubaceae, indigenous to China, whose root bark and fruit are used in Chinese traditional ...

Google previewDictionary (2005)

by Claus Peter Zoller

the heaven's tree (Ailanthus altissima, but according to Razval Kohistani meliea azedarach) (said to be the favorite sitting place for the bulbul, its seeds are used as worm treatment with cattle)'. Sh. lagaan. lhahgāy2 didrii, -ó (n2 ) ...

Google previewRÖMPP Encyclopedia Natural Products, 1st Edition, 2000 (2014)

by Burkhard Fugmann, Susanne Lang-Fugmann, Wolfgang Steglich

Ailanthus altissima [Canthin-6-one] Ajuga ciliata [Ajugarins] Ajuga decumbens [Ajugarins] Ajuga nipponensis [Ajugarins] Ajuga remota [Ajugarins] Alangium ...

Google previewAmerican Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers (2011)

by Christopher Brickell

1- 0 Z4—9 H8-1 Ailanthus altissima (Tree of heaven) Fast- growing, deciduous, spreading tree with clusters of small, green flowers in mid- summer, followed by winged, green, then reddish-brown fruits. Large, dark green leaves ...

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