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Ailanthus

Ailanthus, any of a genus (Ailanthus) of tropical-looking deciduous trees native to Asia and Australia but now widely cultivated in Europe and North America. The best-known species, A. altissima, grows up to 60 ft (18 m) high and thrives in polluted urban conditions in almost any kind of substrate.

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