sebiferum (Linn) Dum Cours.,Croton
sebiferum Linn, Saborium chinense
||Chicken Tree, Chinese tallow tree, Florida aspen, Gray Popcorn Tree
|English / Trade Name
||Chinese tallow tree
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Fruits three-lobed, three-valved capsules. As the capsules mature, their color changes from green to a brown-black.. Seeds usually hang on the plants for several weeks.
||Invades grassland communities and is especially successful in coastal prairies
||China, Japan , United States, Puerto Rico ,Costa Rica,Taiwan, India, Martinique, Sudan, and France.
||Trunks may be gnarled with fissured bark that thickens as the tree grows
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Butterfly Park , Sukhna Choe Reserve Forest & Sukhna Lake , Sector 27, Sector 28
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Tree up to 15 m. Leaves simple, deciduous, alternate, broad rhombic to ovate in shape with smooth edges, heart shaped, bright green in color. Male and female flowers on the same plant. At bloom it produces clusters of greenish-yellow and white flowers. The flowers occur in spike-like inflorescences light green in color, female flower is solitary and male flowers occur in clusters at the upper nodes of the inflorescence. Fruits three-lobed, three-valved capsules.
||Leaves simple, deciduous, alternate, broad rhombic to ovate in shape with smooth edges, heart shaped, bright green in color