Aleurites moluccanus (L.) Willd.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Species : Aleurites moluccanus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aleurites moluccanus (L.) Willd.
  • Common name : Candle-nut Tree
  • Vernacular name : Katakorote (Tam.)
  • Key identification features : Yeilds a watery latex, sometimes milky. Flowers are borne on a dense rusty inflorescence.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : December-May
  • Comments : Planted in hills. Seeds are used in cookery and used as lamps in native locations.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : India, China to Polynesia, Hawaii, New Zealand
  • Literature : N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. moluccanus. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.


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