Triadica sebifera

Family Euphorbiaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCandleberry Tree, Chicken Tree, Chinese Tallow, Chinese Tallow Tree, Chinese Tallowood, Chinese Tallowtree, Florida Aspen, Popcorn Tree, Tallowtree, Vegetable Tallow, White Wax Berry
SynonymsCarumbium sebiferum (L.) Kurz; Croton macrocarpus Rchb. ex Müll.Arg. [Invalid]; Croton sebifer L.; Croton sebiferum L.; Excoecaria sebifera (L.) Müll.Arg.; Sapium chihsinianum S.K.Lee; Sapium pleiocarpum Y.C.Tseng; Sapium sebiferum (L.) Dum.Cours.; Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb.; Sapium sebiferum var. cordatum S.Y.Wang; Sapium sebiferum var. dabeshanense B.C.Ding & T.B.Chao; Sapium sebiferum var. multiracemosum B.C.Ding & T.B.Chao; Sapium sebiferum var. pendulum B.C.Ding & T.B.Chao; Seborium chinense Raf.; Seborium sebiferum (L.) Hurus.; Stillingfleetia sebifera (L.) Bojer; Stillingia sebifera (L.) Michx.; Stillingia sinensis (Lour.) Baill.; Triadica chinensis Spreng. [Spelling variant]; Triadica sinensis Lour.
Growth formTree
Seed dispersal morphologyHydrochorous (buoyant seed); Fleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)15
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeAsia
Exotic range (Australia)QLD, NSW, VIC
Exotic range (other)North America, Pacific Ocean Islands, Asia
Habitat types (exotic)Riparian systems, Garden escape, Roadsides, Disturbed areas, Wetlands
Soil type (exotic)Sandy, Loamy, Clay, Saline
Decade of introduction1920

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Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 300180442084
RCP 8.5 2050 3002602402100
RCP 8.5 2070 30628034210146

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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