Triadica sebifera

Family (Traditional)Euphorbiaceae
SpeciesTriadica sebifera Small
Common NameChinese Tallow Tree
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesTN-IPPC Rank: Emerging Threat
Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Fruit Color: ;
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; Invasive; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Croton sebiferum Croton sebiferum L.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Fayette (KY), Montgomery (TN), Shelby (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2007 - 2007

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100417284 Fayette Kentucky 01 Sep 2007 Eric Comley
Triadica sebifera
TENN-V-0138041 Montgomery Tennessee
Triadica sebifera
TENN-V-0138040 Montgomery Tennessee
Triadica sebifera
TENN-V-0138042 Shelby Tennessee
Triadica sebifera
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Plant Photos

Triadica sebifera - Milo Pyne
Triadica sebifera - Milo Pyne
Triadica sebifera - Milo Pyne
Triadica sebifera - Milo Pyne