Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Japanese Bishopwood, Javawood, Toog, Uriam
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Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org bug_1461078
On female plants, pea-sized fruits hang in grapelike clusters, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org bug_5419068
Leaflets elliptical to ovate, apex acuminate, margin finely crenate, per World Agroforestry Centre.
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org bug_5419069
Trees to 40m tall; stem straight, branching lower; bark gray-brown to brown, per Flora of China.
Non-native: southern Asia & Australia
This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has red latex (milky sap)
Evergreen (deciduous in times of drought)
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate, spirally arranged
Leaves have long petioles.
Petiolule of center leaflet much longer than those of lateral leaflets.
Stipules soon deciduous.
Flowers in axillary clusters
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control p049
- Invasive Plants, Weeds of the Global Garden p28