Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Dioecious
Has red latex (milky sap)

Non-native: southern Asia & Australia

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
US Fish & Wildlife Service

LEAVES:
Evergreen (deciduous in times of drought)
Pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate, spirally arranged
Leaves have long petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed calyx
Petals absent
5 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary clusters

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Light reddish-brown
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bischofia javanica   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Bishopwood, Javawood, Toog, Uriam