Tree of Heaven

Category: Medicines - plant based



Introduction and description


Ailanthus altissima  commonly known as tree of heaven, ailanthus, stinktree or in Standard Chinese as chouchun (Chinese: 臭椿; pinyin: chòuchūn; literally: "foul smelling tree"), is a deciduous tree in the Simaroubaceae family.

The name ailanthus is derived from the Ambonese word ailanto, meaning "heaven-tree" or "tree reaching for the sky".

The description for this tree and all its obervations are to be found under the common name Stinktree - please follow the LINK.

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