Kerzennuss

Nahaufnahme von Kandelabern mit Löffel

Aleurites moluccanus

Synonyme:
Indische Walnuss, Kemiri, Kukuinussbaum

Candlenut
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Candlenut foliage, flowers, and nut
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Malpighiales
Family:Euphorbiaceae
Genus:Aleurites
Species:
A. moluccanus
Binomial name
Aleurites moluccanus
Synonyms

Aleurites javanicus Gand.
Aleurites moluccana
Aleurites pentaphyllus Wall. ex Langeron
Aleurites remyi Sherff
Aleurites trilobus J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.
Jatropha moluccana L.

Aleurites moluccanus, the candlenut, is a flowering tree in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae, also known as candleberry, Indian walnut, kemiri, varnish tree, nuez de la India, buah keras, godou, kukui nut tree, and rata kekuna.

Candlenut (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

candle +‎ nut

Noun

candlenut (plural candlenuts)

  1. A flowering tree (Aleurites moluccana and Aleurites rockinghamensis) of the family Euphorbiaceae, also known as candleberry, Indian walnut, kemiri, varnish tree or kukui nut tree.
  2. The seed of this tree, used as a candle

Translations

Further reading

  • Aleurites rockinghamensis on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Aleurites moluccanus on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Aleurites on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Aleurites on Wikimedia Commons.
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