Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14829 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle
Common name   tree of heaven
R. Van Buren   1531  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 07 May 2007 
United States
Washington County
Locality Silver Reef vicinity, along Oak Grove Campground Rd (FR 032), ca. 0.25 mile NW of I-15;
     Elev.: 3628 ft. (1106 m.)
Habitat Notes near a stream; 
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 37° 14'  45.62" N, 113° 21'  22.4" 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.
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L2S1. 


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.
14235 Artemisia filifolia      "sand sagebrush" 1.3 mi. NE
13188 Astragalus amphioxys  var. amphioxys   "crescent milkvetch" 1.5 mi. SE
13187 Astragalus ampullarioides     1.5 mi. SE
13186 Astragalus flavus  var. higginsii  1.5 mi. SE
14240 Baccharis salicina      "false willow" 1.8 mi. SE
11959 Cercis occidentalis  var. orbiculata  1.1 mi. NE
14232 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. viscidiflorus  1.3 mi. NE
14226 Coleogyne ramosissima      "blackbrush" 2555 ft. NE
13189 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" 1.5 mi. SE
14225 Encelia virginensis      "Virgin River brittlebush" 2555 ft. NE
14224 Ephedra nevadensis      "Nevada ephedra" 2555 ft. NE
14236 Ephedra nevadensis      "Nevada ephedra" 1.3 mi. NE
13190 Ephedra viridis      "green ephedra" 1.5 mi. SE
14221 Ericameria linearifolia      "narrow-leaf goldenbush" 2555 ft. NE
14223 Ericameria nauseosa      "rubber rabbitbrush" 2555 ft. NE
14239 Ericameria nauseosa  var. juncea  1.8 mi. SE
14234 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" 1.3 mi. NE
13205 Eriogonum subreniforme      "kidney-leaf wild buckwheat" 1.5 mi. SE
03017 Eschscholzia minutiflora      "pygmy poppy" 1.5 mi. SE
14228 Fraxinus velutina      "velvet ash" 1.2 mi. NE
11958 Fraxinus velutina      "velvet ash" 1.1 mi. NE
00164 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" 2 mi. SE
14233 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 1.3 mi. NE
00157 Lupinus sericeus  var. barbiger   "bearded silky lupine" 2 mi. SE
05280 Petalonyx parryi      "Parry's sandpaper plant" 1 mi. E
14582 Pinus monophylla      "single-leaf pinyon pine" 1.5 mi. NE
14828 Pistacia atlantica      "Atlas pistachio" 1 mi. E
14237 Pluchea sericea      "arrow weed" 1.8 mi. SE
14227 Populus fremontii      "Fremont's cottonwood" 1.2 mi. NE
14238 Prosopis glandulosa  var. torreyana   "western honey mesquite" 1.8 mi. SE
14222 Prunus fasciculata      "desert almond" 2555 ft. NE
14231 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" 1.3 mi. NE
17980 Salix gooddingii      "Goodding's willow" 1.3 mi. NE
14229 Salix gooddingii      "Goodding's willow" 1.2 mi. NE
17979 Salix lasiolepis      "arroyo willow" 1.3 mi. NE
02968 Sapindus saponaria      "wingleaf soapberry" same section
05282 Sapindus saponaria      "wingleaf soapberry" same section
14230 Vitis arizonica      "canyon grape" 1.2 mi. NE
00156 Yucca utahensis      "Utah narrow-leaf yucca" 2 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Doyle Shaft (Mine) Washington County, UT 278 ft. W 3629  Hurricane 
Leeds (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2829 ft. S 3491  Hurricane 
Kimball Motel and RV Park (Park) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. SW 3534  Hurricane 
Leeds Ditch (Canal) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. S 3501  Hurricane 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. SW 3465  Hurricane 
Tecumseh Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. W 3737  Hurricane 
Buckeye Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. W 3803  Hurricane 
Silver Reef (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 3803  Pintura 
Big Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. W 3642  Hurricane 
Leeds Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 3416  Hurricane 
Vanderbilt Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. SE 3514  Hurricane 
Milltown (historical) (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. W 3671  Signal Peak 
Sandy Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 3760  Pintura 
White Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. W 3566  Harrisburg Junction 
Italian Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. N   Pintura 
Cobb Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. W 3645  Harrisburg Junction 
Leeds Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. SW 3356  Harrisburg Junction 
Little Purgatory (Area) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. S 3340  Hurricane 
East Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. S 3009  Hurricane 
Dicks Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. W   Harrisburg Junction 


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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