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Vernicia fordii
Synonyms: Aleurites fordii

Common Name(s): Tung-oil-tree
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 240 to 300 (days)
Abs.Max=82° (F)    Opt.Max=72° (F)
Opt.Min=63° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 39 to 47 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Medium textured soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Prefers well drained soils of moderate depth and high fertility. Low salt tolerance.
Phytothora, Rhizoctonia, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Cercospora, Anthrachose, Cephalosporium
Poison - mammals, Material - lipids


Geographical Origin:
China, Indo-China
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