Aleurites moluccanus

Aleurites moluccana

  • Aleurites moluccanus
  • Aleurites moluccanus
  • Flower name
    Aleurites moluccanus
  • Scientific name
    Aleurites moluccana
  • Aliascandlenut tree, ククイ, ロウソクの実 , kukui, ククイノキ, キャンドルナッツ, candlenut, 燭果樹, 石栗
  • Place of originMalay Peninsula
  • Place of floweringSubtropical region
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July, August, September

What is Aleurites moluccanus

Aleurites moluccana , is commonly called candlenut tree, is a deciduous tree in the genus Aleurites , Euphorbia department of Malaya:. A lot of small white flowers blooms in umbels. It is Monoecious. Can be all of the stem, bark, flowers, fruit trees are very useful. Flowers is known as the ray of the island of Hawaii. Extract, topical cream paint cut stomach and would be remedies for constipation. Small fruit (kukui nut) oil, can be used for pulping, canoeing and candle paint varnish, hairdressing, etc. In addition, thickened by heating, such as curry dishes and is used to give a rich spice.
Bark is mixed with water in the form of juice dye clothing, tattoos, etc are used.

Common name: Aleurites moluccana , scientific name:Aleurites moluccana,
also known as:Kukui, candle nut, kukui (Hawaiian), candlenut, kukui, candle nut, ishikuri, fruit candle black Tung oil tree, iron Tung, oil fruits
origin: Malay Peninsula, living type: deciduous trees, bark: dark gray, height: 15-25 m, leaf shape: ovate-lanceolate, leaf: three-lobed, leaf arrangement: alternate, leaf length 10-20 cm petiole length:0.6~1m, Monoecious, Flower, umbel, petals: five, flower color: white-pale yellow, flowering period: April-October, fruit: berries, fruit diameter: 2-5 cm, fruiting period: October-December


  • Order
    Malpighiales
  • Family
    Euphorbiaceae
  • Genus
    Aleurites
  • Species
    A. moluccanus
  • Type of flower
    Other
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    Wavy
  • Life typeDeciduous tree
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height1500.0 ~ 2500.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 0.5 cm

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