Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Tree of heaven - Ailanthus altissima

Family Simaroubaceae

Exotic. Native to China.

Árbol del cielo/Tree of heavenA large tree which has easily spread in the reserve. It is considered invasive. It contains a phytotoxic compound which has a herbicidal effect on the growth of the surrounding vegetation which facilitates spreading. © Cora Rimoldi
Árbol del cielo/Tree of heavenBig compound leaf with up to 12 leaflets.© Cora Rimoldi
Árbol del cielo/Tree of heavenIt is dioecious, meaning plants have either female or male flowers. After flowering female plants will produce fruit if flowers are polinated. Fruits arrange in clusters. They are creamy and turn reddish. © Cora Rimoldi
Árbol del cielo/Tree of heavenThe fruit is a samara. A flat twisted structure with one seed in the middle. © Alberto Gurni
arbol del cieloFL CRÁrbol del cielo/Tree of heavenOn male plants flowers die and disappear. © Cora Rimoldi