Toxicodendron vernicifluum

Toxicodendron vernicifluum

  • Toxicodendron vernicifluum
  • Toxicodendron vernicifluum
  • Toxicodendron vernicifluum
  • Toxicodendron vernicifluum
  • Flower name
    Toxicodendron vernicifluum
  • Scientific name
    Toxicodendron vernicifluum
  • Alias漆, Lacquer tree
  • Place of originChina and India
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonMay, June

What is Toxicodendron vernicifluum

Toxicodendron vernicifluum or Lacquer tree, scientific name: Toxicodendron vernicifluum, is a deciduous tree in the family Anacardiaceae, native to China and India. It is found from Hokkaido to Kyushu in Japan. It has pinnate compound leaves that grow in bunches at the ends of branches. Its sap is used for lacquerware, crafts paints and adhesives, but be warned that its urushiol content can cause a strong rash.

Common Name: oxicodendron vernicifluum, Scientific Name: Toxicodendron vernicifluum, Synonym: Rhus verniciflua,
aka: Lacquer tree, Place of origin: China, India, Distribution: Hokkaido-Kyushu, Japan, Life style: Deciduous tree, Tree Height: 10-20 m, tree diameter: 1 m, bark: dark gray with vertical lobes, leaf shape: odd pinnate compound leaves, leaf color: green to yellow, lobes: ovate or oval with a pointed tip, flowering season: May-June, Flower inflorescence: conical inflorescence, flowering place: leaf axils, dioecious, flower color (both male and female): yellowish green, number of petals: 5, petiole diameter: 0.4-0.5 cm, flowering season: May-June May-June, Autumn leaves in October, Fruit type: Nucleus, Fruit shape: Flat oval, Fruiting season: July-October, Fruit color: Pale yellow, Fruit diameter: 0.5-0.6 cm, Wood color: Yellow, Uses: Sap is used as lacquerware and craft paint, glue, fruit to wax, wood to marquetry.


  • Order
    Sapindales
  • Family
    Anacardiaceae
  • Genus
    Toxicodendron
  • Species
    T. vernicifluum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    Odd pinnate compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typedeciduous tree
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height1000.0 ~ 2000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.4 ~ 0.5 cm

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