EPPO Global Database

Vernicia cordata(ALECO)

Code created in: 2001-10-06

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ALECO
  • Preferred name: Vernicia cordata
  • Authority: (Thunberg) Airy-Shaw


China (southern, including Taiwan), Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam. Cultivated as a source of varnish oil, and long ago introduced into Japan for this purpose (hence the reference to Japan in the common names)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Aleurites cordata (Thunberg) Brown

Common names
Name Language
Japanese tung-oil tree English
Japan wood-oil tree English
aleurite du Japon French
bancoulier French
aburagiri Japanese
アブラギリ Japanese
тунг японский Russian
mù yóu tóng Chinese
木油桐 Chinese
일본유동 Korean
il bon yu dong Korean