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Taxon: Vernicia cordata (Thunb.) Airy Shaw

Genus: Vernicia
Family: Euphorbiaceae subfamily: Crotonoideae tribe: Aleuritideae subtribe: Aleuritinae
Nomen number: 320179
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 20:394. 1966
Name verified on: 06-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 06-Jan-2012
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • Japanese tung-oil-tree   (Source: Websters Dict [as Aleurites cordata]) – English
  • Japanese wood-oil-tree   (Source: F TE Afr ) – English
  • japanischer Tungölbaum   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • abura-giri   (Source: Blumea 44:91. 1999) – Japanese Rōmaji

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu

  • widely cultivated




Check other web resources for Vernicia cordata (Thunb.) Airy Shaw:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (13 October 2015)

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