Brucea javanica (L.) Merr., J. Arnold Arbor. 9: 3 1928. (Syn: Ailanthus gracilis Salisb.; Brucea amarissima Desv. ex Gomes; Brucea amarissima (Lour.) Merr.; Brucea glabrata Decne.; Brucea gracilis (Salisb.) DC.; Brucea sumatrana Roxb.; Brucea sumatrensis Spreng.; Gonus amarissimus Lour.; Lussa amarissima (Lour.) Kuntze; Rhus affinis Wall.; Rhus amela D. Don; Rhus bucki-amela Roxb.; Rhus fastuosa Salisb.; Rhus javanica L.; Tetradium amarissimum Poir.Toxicodendron semialatum (Murray) Kuntze);
Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Australia (N-Western Australia, coastal
Northern Territory, coastal Queensland), Java, New Guinea, Seychelles (I), Fiji
(I), Sumatra, peninsular Malaysia (throughout but commoner in the north),
Singapore, Borneo, Lesser Sunda Isl., Moluccas, Philippines, Thailand,
Micronesia (I) (Pohnpei) (I), Palau Isl. (I), Andaman Isl., India (Arunachal
Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Kerala), Myanmar [Burma] (Taninthayi),
Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin, Mandalay, Mon, Sagaing), Nepal,
China (Fujian,
Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hongkong, Yunnan), Taiwan, Uzbekistan (I)
as per Catalogue of Life;
 
Please help in identifying a tall shrub growing wild in my garden.
Leaves are compound and they have an unpleasant smell.


The images attached with your mail (from …) are of Brucea javanica, belonging to the family Simaroubaceae.


 
 
 

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