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Toung, varnish tree, tung tree, tung oil tree, china wood oil tree. Species. Aleurites fordii Hemsl. [Euphorbiaceae]. Feed categories. Oil plants. Tung tree, also called Tung Oil Tree, (Aleurites fordii), small Asian tree of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae), commercially valuable for tung oil (q.v.), which is . Aleurites fordii, commonly called tung oil tree or China wood oil tree, is a small, milky-juiced, monoecious, deciduous tree with a rounded crown that is native to.

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Aleurites fordii is an evergreen Tree growing to 7 m 23ft at a fast rate.

Aleurites fordii

Although poisonous, saponins are alekrites absorbed by the human body and so most pass through without harm. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. Plant out in early summer and give the plants some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors.

Tung oil products are used to coat containers for food, beverages, and medicines; for insulating wires and other metallic surfaces, as in radios, radar, telephone and telegraph instruments[1, 46, 57, 61, 74, ]. Vouchered specimens have been reported in Northern and Central Florida.


Aphthona nigriscutisa type of flea beetle, is a potential biological control agent for tung oil tree. Handbook of Energy Crops. All plant pages have their own unique code. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. Fruits mature and drop to ground in late September to early November. The first step in preventative control of tung oil tree is to limit planting and removal of existing plants rordii the landscape.

Stratification, cold treatment or chemical treatment of seeds brings about more rapid aleuritds uniform germination.

Tung seed are normally short-lived and must be planted during the season following harvest. Genus name comes from the Greek word aleuron meaning floury in reference to the white flour-like dusting aleuritees on juvenile leaves. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of There are some named varieties[]. In areas where it is winter hardy, this tree has excellent ornamental features, providing early spring flowers before the foliage, large leaves and often good summer shade.

Susceptible to dieback and foedii. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. The plant is self-fertile.

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Yes it’s a beautifulk tree but along the Colo River just west of Sydney NSW Australia it is an invasive weed, an ecosystem trabsformer as we call it. Missouri Botanical Garden Shaw Blvd. Trees require – hours in winter with temperatures 7. In its native land of China the seedlings have been planted for thousands of years.

Aleurites fordii – UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. As newly set buds are susceptible to cold injury, soil is mounded over them for winter. The oil is said to have insecticidal properties[]. There tordii no more details but the report should be treated with caution since the oil from the seed is said to be poisonous[65].

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Fruit production begins when trees are 2 to 4 years old. University of Florida, Gainesville. Tung oil production has slowed considerably today as synthetic resins take the place of this oil, resulting in the abandonment of many of the Florida groves.