Taxon: Toona sinensis (A. Juss.) M. Roem.

Genus: Toona
Family: Meliaceae
Nomen number: 36754
Place of publication: Fam. nat. syn. monogr. 1:139. 1846
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 25-Jul-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Jul-2008
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Pl Book)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide Pl Book)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide F ChinaEng)
  • Materials: wood (fide Pl Book; F Males; F ChinaEng)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide F ChinaEng)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Henan, Hebei, Hunan, Hubei, Gansu, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Guangdong, Guizhou, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangxi, Xizang
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan ; India Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh; Nepal ; Pakistan
    • Indo-China: Laos ; Myanmar ; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia Java, Sumatra; Malaysia Pahang, Perak, Sabah

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  • Lemmens, R. H. M. J. et al., eds. 1995. Timber trees: minor commercial timbers (Pl Res SEAs) 5(2):498.
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. (F India)
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Toona sinensis (A. Juss.) M. Roem. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas 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.