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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The plant is emetic, antiphlogistic and vermifuge[, ]. For more information about QR Codes click here. Global production of the fruit rose from just overtonnes in to almosttonnes by The mixture worked fine[].

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David Fairchild of the Department of Agriculture successfully introduced the tree in in the U. Thank you for your feedback. This plant flowers before it produces its leaves. Aleurites fordii is an evergreen Tree growing to 7 m 23ft at a fast rate.

To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so aelurites not appear immediately. It is hardy alrurites zone UK 10 and is frost tender. Aphthona nigriscutisa type of flea beetle, is a potential biological control agent for tung oil tree. The tung tree is valued for tung oilwhich is derived from the seeds of the tree. The Tung tree is reported to tolerate an annual precipitation of 64 – cm, average temperatures ranging from Trees are deciduous and can grow up to 40 feet tall having smooth bark and soft wood.


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If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Plant out in early summer and give the plants some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. In the Orient tung oil was traditionally used for lighting, but it also aleurited important modern industrial uses.

Soot from burned tung oil is a main ingredient lampblack in India ink. The oil from the seed is poisonous[65]. Tung oilpale-yellow, pungent drying oil obtained from the seeds of the tung tree.

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Chemical Cut-stump and basal bark applications of triclopyr are effective, but retreatment is often necessary. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. No serious insect or disease problems. Seeds have a hard outer shell and a kernel from wleurites the oil is obtained. The tung and its relatives, the candlenut tree Aleurites mo luccanamu tree A. The plant contains the coumarinolignoid aleuritin and 5,6,7-trimethoxy coumarin.

It prefers moist soil. Tung oil tree is listed as a Category II invasive species, but has not yet altered Florida plant communities to such an extent to be ranked a Category I invasive.


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Habitats Base of foothills esp. After processing to remove gums in the oil, it was also used as a motor fuel. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. The oil from the seed is used externally to treat parasitic skin diseases, burns, scalds and wounds[]. A number of cultivars have been selected for increased yield and small tree size, including ‘Folsom’, ‘Cahl’, ‘Isabel’, ‘La Crosser’, and ‘Lampton’.

Florida Invasive Plant Education. Problems No serious insect or disease problems. Fruits are gathered by hand into baskets or sacks. Handbook of Energy Crops. It comprises a single species,…. There are some named varieties[]. Cut down larger trees. Later, care consists of keeping all suckers removed and the trees well-cultivated[].

Symptoms may include severe stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, slowed breathing, and poor reflexes.

University of Florida, Gainesville. Missouri Botanical Garden Shaw Blvd. We are currently updating this section. This tree has been commercially grown in Florida for tung oil which is produced from the seeds for a variety of purposes including usage in paints, varnishes and wood finishes.

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