Ailanthus Desf.

First published in Mém. Acad. Sci. (Paris) 1786: 265 (1788), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Australia.


Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Inner Mongolia, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Maluku, Manchuria, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Xinjiang

Introduced into:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Algeria, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Austria, Azores, Belgium, Botswana, Bulgaria, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, District of Columbia, East Aegean Is., Florida, France, Free State, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hawaii, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kansas, Kentucky, Korea, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Libya, Louisiana, Madeira, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Northeast, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Morocco, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, North Carolina, Northern Provinces, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Poland, Portugal, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, South Carolina, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tennessee, Texas, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Yugoslavia


Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 1961 s.coll. [1639] Vietnam K000938944 Syntype Yes
Mar 1, 1961 s.coll. [1639] Vietnam K000651356 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wadhwa, B.M.; Weerasooriya, A.; Samarasinghe, D. [536] Sri Lanka K001574743 Yes


  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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