Vernicia montana Lour.

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Vernicia montana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, nr Mountain Lodge

Vernicia montana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, nr Mountain Lodge

Vernicia montana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, nr Mountain Lodge

Vernicia montana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, nr Mountain Lodge

Vernicia montana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, nr Mountain Lodge

Vernicia montana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, nr Mountain Lodge

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Synonyms: Aleurites montana (Lour.) Wilson
Common names: Chinese wood-oil tree (English)
Description: Tree, to 15 m with crisped-ferrugineous indumentum. Leaves: petiole long, to 25 cm; lamina broadly ovate, entire to 3-lobed, with 2 turbinate glands at the base of the lamina and one in each of the sinuses of the lobes. Inflorescences usually unisexual, broadly corymbose. Flowers appearing with the leaves. Male flowers: petals 1.5-2.5 cm, clawed, white; staminal column to 2 cm. Female flowers similar to male but ovary densely ferrugineous-tomentose. Fruit c. 3.5 × 4 cm, ovoid-subspherical, apiculate, 3(-5)-ridged and laxly reticulate.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: montana: of mountainous areas (montane)
Flowering time:Oct
Worldwide distribution: Southern China, Burma, Indochina and Thailand
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 20.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 301 - 303. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Vernicia montana
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Vernicia montana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vernicia montana
African Plant Database: Vernicia montana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vernicia montana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vernicia montana
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vernicia montana
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vernicia montana
JSTOR Plant Science: Vernicia montana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vernicia montana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernicia montana
Plants of the World Online: Vernicia montana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Vernicia montana
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Wikipedia: Vernicia montana


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Vernicia montana.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=135370, retrieved 20 September 2019

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