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> Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants)
> Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering
plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid II > Order: Sapindales
> Family: Simaroubaceae
is native to China and Taiwan and grows as a tree to 17-27 m high.
It has a long history It has been grown as an ornamental tree in South
Africa but has now been given the status of a
Category 3 invading plant. This
means that you are only allowed to have this plant growing on your land if it
was already planted in March 2001 and that it is not within 30 m of the 50 year
flood line of a river, lake or any other water body. It is invasive is because
it spreads by seeds as well as vegetatively from root sprouts. It also has a
smelly chemical called ailanthone, which inhibits the growth of other plants.