Ailanthus excelsa

Ailanthus excelsa

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Botanical Name: Ailanthus excelsa

Synonyms: A. excelsa Roxb.

Common Name: Indian Tree of Heaven, Coramandel ailanto, Ailanthus

Seed collection period: May- June

Seed longevity: 1 year

Botanical Description:

This is a tall(up to 20 m) deciduous, quick growing tree having rather rough, light greyish brown bark. The large branches grow at right angles from the trunk. The trunk and beanches are a light to white color. Plant is found in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajastan, Gujarat.


Wood is the main raw material for matchwood industry and also used in plywood industry