EPPO Global Database

Antiaris toxicaria(AJSTO)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AJSTO
  • Preferred name: Antiaris toxicaria
  • Authority: (Gmelin) Leschenaut de la Tour


India, Sri Lanka, China, Indochina, Malesia (for the nominate subspecies). An internationally traded tropical timber. Several other subspecies of A. toxicaria have been distinguished, but their nomenclature is not clear. In one interpretation subsp. welwitschii is found in Africa, subsp. macrophylla in New Guinea, Australia and eastern Malesia, and other subspp. in Madagascar.

Common names
Name Language
antiaris English
poison tree English
upas tree English
Giftbaum German
Upasbaum German
ako French
kirundu French
upas French
jiàn xuè fēng hóu Chinese
见血封喉 Chinese