info pls:OIL TREES

mel turner mturner at acpub.duke.edu
Mon Jun 6 23:31:43 EST 1994


In article <60.1815.4376.0N1A11CB at canrem.com> e.vogel at canrem.com (E Vogel) writes:

>   I just finished watching the Smithsonian's "Invention" video series.
>      One inventor was trying to develop commercial farming of a
>      "Chinese Tawa (..or Towa) Tree"  --- this tree's seeds have
>      highly combustible fuel oil.


Perhaps it was "tallow tree"  (_Aleurites_ in the  Euphorbiaceae).

mdt.



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