Source: California Invasive Plant Council


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Sapium sebiferum (=Triadica sebifera) (Chinese Tallowtree)

Sapium sebiferum (=Triadica sebifera)
Sapium sebiferum (=Triadica sebifera)
Photo courtesy Brianna Richardson

Sapium sebiferum (=Triadica sebifera) (Chinese tallowtree) is a deciduous tree (family Euphorbiaceae) that invades wildland areas and rapidly replaces the natural communities.. Originally planted as a shade tree in urban areas, it can threaten wildlife habitat and crowd out native vegetation. It is only beginning to invade riparian areas of California, but is considered a major invasive species in the southern forests.

Jepson Manual, 2nd Edition: Triadica sebifera

Cal-IPC Inventory rating: Moderate

Cal-IPC Resources on Triadica sebifera

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • Connick, S. and M. Gerel (2005). Don't sell a pest: A new partnership to prevent plant invasions through horticulture. Cal-IPC News. 13: 4-5,14.

Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings

  • Bower, M. J. and C. E. Aslan (2008). Invasion potential of Chinese tallow (Triadica sebifera) in California. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2008. Chico, CA, California Invasive Plant Council.
  • Connick, S. and M. Gerel (2004). Partnering to prevent invasions of plants of horticultural origin. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2004. Ventura, CA.
  • Hunter, J. C., J. C. Sterling, et al. (2003). The abundance and distribution of non-native woody species in Sacramento Valley riparian zones. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2003. Kings Beach, CA.
  • Randall, J. M. (1997). Weed alert! New invasive weeds in California. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '97. Concord, CA.
  • Tu, M. and J. M. Randall (2003). 2003 Cal-IPC red alert! New invasions, recent expansions, and a few others to be on the look-out For. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2003. Kings Beach, CA.

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