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Date Photo Taken: 05/31/2014
Location: Orange Park FL
Posted By: richww


Small tree grows in my Moms backyard in Orange Park , Fl don’t really have much more than that.


  1. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Any thorns? I’d also be interested in what the fruit looks like at maturity. It looks rather familiar…

    June 2nd, 2014 at 8:50 am
  2. richww Unregistered says:

    There are no thorns and the fruit turns a reddish purple color when ripe. My neighbor told me it was a Tung oil tree native to China. I googled it and that’s what it appears to be.

    June 2nd, 2014 at 2:15 pm
  3. Metrosideros Flower Fanatic says:

    Yes, Vernicia fordii, syn. Aleurites fordii, Tung Oil Tree.

    June 2nd, 2014 at 3:52 pm
  4. Richww Unregistered says:

    Thank you

    June 2nd, 2014 at 4:20 pm

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