Ailanthus excelsa Roxb., Pl. Coromandel 1: t. 23 1795. (syn: Ailanthus wightii Tiegh.; Pongelion excelsum (Roxb.) Pierre; Pongelion wighti Van Tiegh.);
India (Indian Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Andaman Isl., Nicobar Isl., Pakistan (I), Sri Lanka, Bangladesh as per Catalogue of Life;
commonly known as: Coromandel ailanto, tree of heaven • Gujarati: અરડૂસો araduso, રૂખડો rukhdo • Hindi: जंगली सर्व jangli sarva, महानींब mahanimb, महारूख maharukh • Kannada: ದೊಡ್ಡಮರ doddamara, ಹೆಮ್ಮರ hemmara • Malayalam: പീമരം peemaram, പീനാറി peenari, പെരുമരം perumaram, പെരുപ്പി peruppi• Marathi: महारुख maharukh • Oriya: mundayigatch • Sanskrit: अटरूषकः atarusaka, महानिम्बः mahanimbah • Tamil: பெருமரம் peru-maram • Telugu: పెద్దమాను pedda-manu • Urdu: جنگلي سرو jungli sarva ;




Attaching pictures of Ailanthes excelsa
Family :Simarubaceae from Pune.
I think the Male and female flowers are different.





Trees of Lalbagh, Bangalore – RA – Ailanthus excelsa, Roxb. <=> Indian Tree Of Heaven Tree:
Indian Tree of Heaven is a large deciduous tree, 18-25 m tall; trunk straight, 60-80 cm in diameter; bark light grey and smooth, becoming grey-brown and rough on large trees, aromatic, slightly bitter.
Leaves alternate, pinnately compound, large, 30-60 cm or more in length; leaflets 8-14 or more pairs, long stalked, ovate or broadly lance shaped from very unequal base, 6-10 cm long, 3-5 cm wide, often curved, long pointed, hairy gland; edges coarsely toothed and often lobed. Flower clusters droop at leaf bases, shorter than leaves, much branched; flowers many, mostly male and female on different trees, short stalked, greenish-yellow. Five sepals, 5 narrow petals spreading 6 mm across. Fruit a 1-seeded samara, lance shaped, flat, pointed at ends, 5 cm long, 1 cm wide, copper red, strongly veined, twisted at the base 
The genus name Ailanthus comes from ailanthos (tree of heaven), the Indonesian name for Ailanthus moluccana.
Flowering: Sep-Oct.








Flora of Madhya Pradesh : Ailanthus excelsa Roxb. from Maihar MP:
Ailanthus excelsa Roxb. from Maihar MP
Pls validate

Beautiful closeup …

Is it the same wood used for paper/safety match stick industries?

Yes …


ID MS12112013001 : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Please help id this tree. 3rd pic is closeup of the same variety. 

… species of Ailanthus … most probably A. excelsa … of Simaroubaceae.

I agree with … I is Ailanthus excelsa.

Pls identify : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1).

This tree is very common to rajasthan.
Very similar to the neem. But leaves are bigger.
Excuse the bad pic.

Alianthus excelsa of Simarubaceae

Ailanthus excelsa Roxb.SN 15Jan 32 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Ailanthus excelsa Roxb. flowering twigs from Manmad, Nashik dt, Maharashtra 

nice but do you have pic of the entire tree?

Attachments (1)

My snap of A. exelsa from Delhi. Attachments (1)

Thank you for the two pictures
the tree shape and canopy look quite similar to the A. altissima that’s considered very invasive in usa …
family resemblance i think:
But in India this is a potent medicine… amazing

Tree For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 11FEB17 : AK-18 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
A huge tree seen in Lalbagh in the first week of Jan.
Ailanthus Species?

This could be Ailanthus excelsa. Experts, kindly confirm id.

yes …

.. I am attaching the A.excelsa from Mysore:
(1 messages, 2 pictures, 17.12.10);














Buds seen in Narendrapur near Kolkata on 2/2/08;. Started flowering in the first week of Feb in Delhi; Hebbal village, Mysore district; in Mysore; Trees of Delhi- Buds form early in Jan. but do not open till March. Flowering is over before end of March.

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Tree for ID :: near Pune, Jan 2019 :: ARK2019-24 : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
See this tree on a hillock near Pune, MH in Jan 2019. It was seen next to a temple.
Requested to please ID.

Not A.indica. Can you post the pictures of leaves. Very doubtful ID: Melia dubia. But not sure as the structure of the  leaves are not  seen.

It looks like Ailanthus excels

In Delhi, I never observed Alianthus almost leafless.

Ailanthus excelsa  महारुख

As I mentioned, in Dehli it is not that leafless.

Here am attaching some images of Ailanthus excelsa (Simaroubaceae) from Pipli, Kurukshetra taken in March 2019…!!

Tree for ID : Gujarat : 05JAN20 : AK-11 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Tree seen around Rajpipla in Nov,19.
Ailanthus excelsa?

Does look like Ailanthus excelsa..

Yes it is


Simaroubaceae: Ailanthus excelsa Roxb.: 1 high res. image.

synonym: Ailanthus wightii Tiegh.
location/date: Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, October 1994


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