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  Aleurites moluccana
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Aleurites moluccana (L.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 590. 1805; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 384. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1218(922). 1925; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 356. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 406. 1994; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 435. 2005; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 192. 2007. Jatropha moluccana L., Sp. Pl. 1006. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Akkrottu, Akshotam, Karankolam, Okamaram, Ukamaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Belgaum walnut, Candlenut tree, Candlenut oil tree, Candleberry, Indian walnut, Varnish tree
  Description: An evergreen tree upto 20 m tall; shoots and young leaves stellately hairy. Leaves crowded at the ends of branches, 7-18 cm long and 4-12 cm wide, variable in shape from ovate to lanceolate or broadly rhomboid, obtusely or acutely 3-7 lobed, base obtuse or truncate; petiole 4.5-15 cm long, with a pair of glands at the point of attachment with leaf blade. Flowers white, with short pedicels, borne in dense tomentose cymes upto 15 cm long; calyx 2.5 mm long, splitting into 2 or 3 lobes; corolla longer, 1.3 cm across. Fruits 4-7 cm in diam, subglobose, fleshy, smooth, olive-coloured, containing 1-2 large, ovoid, smooth brown seeds or nuts about 2.5 cm long, with a furrowed testa.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-February
  District(s): Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown in the High Ranges
  Distribution: India, China to Polynesia and New Zealand; introduced from Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 200-1000
  Localities: Moozhiar, Boneccord
   
 
   
 
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