Vernicia fordii (Hemsl.) Airy Shaw

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Aleurites fordii Hemsl.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Vernicia fordii (Hemsl.) Airy Shaw
  • Common name : Tunge Oil Tree
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Introduced in several hilly areas. Oil obtained from the seeds is used in preparation of varnis
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
  • World Distribution : India, Central and Western China, Greece, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. fordii. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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