Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15260 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle
Common name   tree of heaven
Oliver Hansen   21  
Coll. Date 10 September 2008 
United States
Locality Orem, near corner of 600 S & 1200 W.
     Elev.: 4596 ft. (1401 m.)
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 40° 17'  9.6" N, 111° 43'  26.76" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.
Specimen Notes tree; CULTIVATED. 


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Ailanthus altissima (P. Mill.) Swingle

     Ailanthus glandulosa Desf.

Common Name(s): ailanthus, copal tree, tree of heaven, tree-of-heaven.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=28827, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Sapindales
                                Family: Simaroubaceae
                                    Genus: Ailanthus
                                        Species: Ailanthus altissima


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 06107s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05006 Acer rubrum      "red maple" 2083 ft. SE
04548 Agrostis capillaris      "browntop" 2083 ft. SE
15248 Ailanthus altissima      "tree of heaven" 2430 ft. N
15223 Ailanthus altissima      "tree of heaven" 1.3 mi. SW
04778 Amaranthus retroflexus      "redroot pigweed" 2218 ft. S
02600 Ambrosia artemisiifolia      "annual ragweed" same section
02788 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 1.9 mi. N
02619 Asclepias incarnata      "swamp milkweed" same section
02778 Asclepias speciosa      "showy milkweed" 1.9 mi. N
02625 Asclepias speciosa      "showy milkweed" same section
01461 Astragalus drummondii      "Drummond's milkvetch" 1.3 mi. E
04772 Berula erecta      "cut-leaf water parsnip" 2218 ft. S
04770 Bidens cernua      "nodding beggarticks" 2218 ft. S
01457 Calochortus nuttallii      "sego lily" 1.3 mi. E
02781 Campanula rapunculoides      "rampion bellflower" 1.9 mi. N
01455 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" 1.3 mi. E
02601 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. viscidiflorus  same section
02602 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. viscidiflorus  same section
02576 Corylus americana      "American hazelnut" same section
01459 Crepis acuminata      "tapertip hawksbeard" 1.3 mi. E
04768 Cyperus esculentus  var. leptostachyus   "yellow nutsedge" 2218 ft. S
01452 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" 1.3 mi. E
04766 Digitaria sanguinalis      "hairy crabgrass" 2218 ft. S
02854 Diplotaxis muralis      "annual wall rocket" same section
04554 Distichlis spicata      "saltgrass" 2083 ft. SE
04552 Echinochloa crus-galli      "barnyard grass" 2083 ft. SE
02606 Elaeagnus angustifolia      "Russian olive" same section
15243 Elaeagnus angustifolia  var. angustifolia   "Russian olive" 1.2 mi. SE
02612 Elaeagnus angustifolia  var. angustifolia   "Russian olive" same section
14961 Elaeagnus angustifolia  var. angustifolia   "Russian olive" 1.2 mi. SE
04547 Elymus canadensis  var. canadensis   "Canada wildrye" 2083 ft. SE
04762 Elymus trachycaulus      "slender wheatgrass" 2218 ft. S
04550 Elymus trachycaulus  subsp. trachycaulus   "slender wheatgrass" 2083 ft. SE
02594 Eupatorium maculatum  var. bruneri   "spotted joe pye weed" same section
01454 Euphorbia brachycera      "horned spurge" 1.3 mi. E
01460 Geranium viscosissimum  var. incisum   "sticky purple geranium" 1.3 mi. E
01462 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" 1.3 mi. E
02610 Helianthus annuus  subsp. lenticularis   "common sunflower" same section
10175 Holosteum umbellatum  var. umbellatum  same section
02621 Hordeum jubatum  subsp. intermedium   "intermediate foxtail" same section
01458 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. aggregata   "scarlet gilia" 1.3 mi. E
04777 Lemna minor      "common duckweed" 2218 ft. S
08686 Liquidambar styraciflua      "sweetgum" 2083 ft. SE
04775 Machaeranthera tanacetifolia      "tanseyleaf tansy aster" 2218 ft. S
02613 Malva neglecta      "common mallow" same section
02605 Melilotus officinalis      "yellow sweetclover" same section
02599 Mentha citrata     same section
04553 Muhlenbergia asperifolia      "scratchgrass" 2083 ft. SE
02780 Nasturtium officinale      "watercress" 1.9 mi. N
02608 Nepeta cataria      "catnip" same section
02626 Onopordum acanthium      "Scotch thistle" same section
04578 Panicum miliaceum      "broomcorn millet" 2001 ft. S
04769 Phalaris arundinacea      "reed Canary grass" 2218 ft. S
01463 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" 1.3 mi. E
04577 Phragmites australis      "common reed" 2083 ft. SE
04764 Physalis longifolia      "long-leaf groundcherry" 2218 ft. S
02615 Plantago major      "common plantain" same section
02603 Polygonum persicaria      "spotted ladysthumb" same section
04556 Polypogon monspeliensis      "rabbit's foot grass" 2083 ft. SE
02164 Populus deltoides  var. fremontii   "Fremont's cottonwood" 2083 ft. SE
02598 Rosa canina      "dog rose" same section
01453 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" 1.3 mi. E
04771 Rumex crispus      "curly dock" 2218 ft. S
02627 Rumex patientia      "patience dock" same section
04580 Sagittaria cuneata      "northern arrowhead" 2083 ft. SE
04761 Sagittaria cuneata      "northern arrowhead" 2218 ft. S
14962 Salix       "willow" 1.2 mi. SE
04767 Schedonorus pratensis      "meadow fescue" 2218 ft. S
04765 Scirpus acutus     2218 ft. S
02616 Scirpus americanus     same section
04549 Setaria viridis      "green bristle grass" 2083 ft. SE
02609 Solanum dulcamara      "climbing nightshade" same section
04733 Solanum sarrachoides     same section
02782 Solidago lepida  var. salebrosa   "rough Canada goldenrod" 1.9 mi. N
02596 Sonchus arvensis      "field sowthistle" same section
02617 Sonchus asper      "spiny sowthistle" same section
04551 Sporobolus cryptandrus      "sand dropseed" 2083 ft. SE
02614 Symphyotrichum ascendens      "western aster" same section
02597 Tamarix chinensis      "five-stamen tamarisk" same section
04763 Thinopyrum ponticum      "tall wheatgrass" 2218 ft. S
02611 Tribulus terrestris      "puncturevine" same section
04779 Typha domingensis      "southern cattail" 2218 ft. S
02607 Typha latifolia      "broad-leaf cattail" same section
02604 Urtica dioica  var. occidentalis  same section
02593 Verbascum thapsus      "common mullein" same section
02624 Verbena hastata      "swamp verbena" same section
04773 Veronica anagallis-aquatica      "water speedwell" 2218 ft. S
02779 Veronica anagallis-aquatica      "water speedwell" 1.9 mi. N
01456 Wyethia amplexicaulis      "mule's ears" 1.3 mi. E
04776 Xanthium strumarium  var. canadense   "Canada cocklebur" 2218 ft. S
02595 Xanthium strumarium  var. canadense   "Canada cocklebur" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 701 ft. E 4593  Orem 
Grace Baptist Church (Church) Utah County, UT 1847 ft. N 4597  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2400 ft. SW 4538  Orem 
Geneva (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 2585 ft. SW 4534  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. SE 4659  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. SE 4639  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1 mi. N 4731  Orem 
Vineyard School (School) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. N 4561  Orem 
Vineyard (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. N 4561  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 4741  Orem 
Mountain View High School (School) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 4744  Orem 
Orem School (School) Utah County, UT 1 mi. E 4748  Orem 
Suncrest School (School) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 4744  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 4748  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1 mi. E 4748  Orem 
Powell Slough Waterfowl Management Area (Park) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. SW 4502  Orem 
Lakeridge Junior High School (School) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 4718  Orem 
Geneva School (School) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 4744  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. N 4731  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 4754  Orem 


Taxon Links for species Ailanthus altissima  (Mill.) Swingle

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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