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:

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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


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image of Bischofia javanica, Japanese Bishopwood, Javawood, Toog, Uriam

    wwwinvasive_bischofia

        

www.invasive.org/browse/subject.cfm?sub=5188

image of Bischofia javanica, Japanese Bishopwood, Javawood, Toog, Uriam

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_1461078

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On female plants, pea-sized fruits hang in grapelike clusters, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Bischofia javanica, Japanese Bishopwood, Javawood, Toog, Uriam

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5419067

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image of Bischofia javanica, Japanese Bishopwood, Javawood, Toog, Uriam

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5419068

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Leaflets elliptical to ovate, apex acuminate, margin finely crenate, per World Agroforestry Centre.

image of Bischofia javanica, Japanese Bishopwood, Javawood, Toog, Uriam

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5419069

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Trees to 40m tall; stem straight, branching lower; bark gray-brown to brown, per Flora of China.

image of Bischofia javanica, Japanese Bishopwood, Javawood, Toog, Uriam

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5419070

Month Unknown