Taxon  Report   12096    
Triadica sebifera  (L.) Small
Chinese tallowtree
Triadica sebifera
© 2016 Ron Vanderhoff
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Triadica sebifera
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Triadica sebifera
© 2009 Barry Rice
Triadica sebifera, a dicot, is a tree that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Triadica sebifera
© 2005 Dwain Goforth
Genus: Triadica
Communities: escaped cultivar


Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Croton sebiferum
ICPN + PLANTS: Sapium sebiferum
More information about  Triadica sebifera
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).