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
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 06-Jan-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Japanese tung-oil-tree  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • Japanese wood-oil-tree  (Source: F TE Afr) - English
  • japanischer Tungölbaum  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • abura-giri  (Source: Blumea) - Japanese Rōmaji

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: lipids (fide Dict Econ Pl)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan Honshu

  • Cultivated


  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  • Nogueira, J. B. & R. D. Machado Glosario de plantas oleaginosas e ceriferas. II. Euforbiaceas. 1957 (L Pl OleaCer)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Stuppy, W. et al. 1999. Revision of the genera Aleurites, Reutealis and Vernicia (Euphorbiaceae) (Blumea) 44:90-91.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. 1968 (Dict Econ Pl)


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

  • 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.