EPPO Global Database

Vernicia fordii(ALEFO)

Last modification: 2002-02-02

Basic information
  • EPPO code: ALEFO
  • Preferred name: Vernicia fordii
  • Authority: (Hemsley) Airy-Shaw


China and southeast Asia. Cultivated for the production of tung oil (a varnish for wood)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Aleurites fordii Hemsley

Common names
Name Language
Chinese wood-oil tree English
tung-oil tree English
Holzölbaum German
Tungölbaum German
aleurite French
arbre à huile French
bois de Chine French
tung French
aleurita Spanish
tung Spanish
Chinese olieboom Dutch
tungue Portuguese
シナアブラギリ Japanese
shina-aburagiri Japanese
китайское тунговое дерево Russian
тунг Форда Russian
yóu tóng Chinese
油桐 Chinese
유동 Korean
yu dong Korean