Taxon  Report   8566 
Sapium sebiferum  (L.) Roxb.  (not an active name)
Chinese tallow
Sapium sebiferum
© 2005 Dwain Goforth
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Sapium sebiferum, a dicot, is a tree that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Plant Characteristics
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Sapium sebiferum
© 2009 Barry Rice
Genus: Sapium
escaped cultivar
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by Cal-IPC
ICPN + PLANTS accepted name: Triadica sebifera
NOTE: Sapium sebiferum is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 21, 2018).

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