Aleurites moluccana

Aleurites moluccana (L.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 590 1805. (Syn: Aleurites ambinux Pers.; Aleurites angustifolia Vieill. ex Guillaumin; Aleurites angustifolia Vieill.; Aleurites commutata Geiseler; Aleurites cordifolia (Gaertn.) Steud.; Aleurites cordifolius (Gaertn.) Steud.; Aleurites integrifolia Vieill. ex Guillaumin; Aleurites integrifolia Vieill.; Aleurites javanica Gand.; Aleurites lanceolata Blanco; Aleurites lobata Blanco; Aleurites moluccana var. aulanii O.Deg. & I.Deg. .....; Aleurites moluccanus (L.) Willd. .; Aleurites pentaphylla Wall. [Invalid]; Aleurites remyi Sherff; Aleurites triloba J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.; Camerium moluccanum (L.) Kuntze; Camirium cordifolium Gaertn.; Camirium oleosum Reinw. ex Blume; Camirium oleosum Reinw. ex Müll. Arg.Dryandra oleifera Lam.; Jatropha moluccana L.; Juglans camirium Lour.; Mallotus moluccanus (L.) Müll.Arg.; Manihot moluccana (L.) Crantz; Ricinus dicoccus Roxb.; Rottlera moluccana (L.) Scheff.; Telopea perspicua Sol. ex Seem.);
 
Trop. & Subtrop. Asia to NE. Queensland as per WCSP;

Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Pacific islands (New Zealand, Polynesia); widely cultivated in the tropics as per Flora of China;

Common names: candleberry, candlenut, candlenut-tree, Indian-walnut, lumbangtree, varnishtree
 
The seeds yield a drying oil Lumbang oil used in paints and varnishes, soap making and painting boats and craft. Wood used for tea boxes and paper pulp, batk for tanning. Candles shaped from paste of kernels used for illumination. The nut is often used cooked in Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine, where it is called kemiri in Indonesian or buah keras in Malay. On the island of Java in Indonesia, it is used to make a thick sauce that is eaten with vegetables and rice. In the Philippines, the fruit and tree are traditionally known as Lumbang after which Lumban, a lakeshore town in Laguna is named.
 

 
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Tree for ID : 310112 : Kenya : AK-2: A huge tree seen in Nairobi, Kenya during Jan, 2009.
Small white flowers.
Saw similar leaves on some street trees there, probably cultivated.
Do you have the close up of flower/s? 
The flowers were very high up, this was the closest I could get to them.
The ones seen on the street were small ones without flowers and there is no way you can walk with a camera on the street...too dangerous.
Would you please crop the picture before re sizing so that you can see flower/s clearly and upload the same?
Sending the cropped close up. Hope it helps.
... suggested the name Aleurites moluccana, for one of my recent Delhi tree id.
I think this matches with one of my earlier posts, lying unidentified for very for long.
..., kindly confirm.
Yes Aleurites moluccana.

 
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Euphorbiaceae Fortnight : Aleurites moluccana : Nairobi,Kenya : 061113 : AK-16 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Seen during a visit to Kenya.
A very huge tree.
 
 
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Aleurites moluccana (L.) Willd., Sp. pl. 4(1):590. 1805 "moluccana"
Syn: Aleurites javanicus Gand  Aleurites pentaphyllus Wall. ex Langeron
  Aleurites remyi Sherff
 Aleurites trilobus J. R. Forst. & G. Forst
 Jatropha moluccana L. (basionym)
Tree planted in Delhi University campus is rare in Delhi.
The seeds yield a drying oil Lumbang oil used in paints and varnishes, soap making and painting boats and craft. Wood used for tea boxes and paper pulp, batk for tanning. Candles shaped from paste of kernels used for illumination. The nut is often used cooked in Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine, where it is called kemiri in Indonesian or buah keras in Malay. On the island of Java in Indonesia, it is used to make a thick sauce that is eaten with vegetables and rice. In the Philippines, the fruit and tree are traditionally known as Lumbang after which Lumban, a lakeshore town in Laguna is named.
Common namescandleberrycandlenutcandlenut-treeIndian-walnutlumbangtreevarnishtree

Euphorbiaceae Week: Aleurites mollucana from Delhi: Aleurites moluccana (L.) Willd., Sp. pl. 4(1):590. 1805 "moluccana"
Syn: Aleurites javanicus Gand 
        Aleurites pentaphyllus Wall. ex Langeron
        Aleurites remyi Sherff
        Aleurites trilobus J. R. Forst. & G. Forst
        Jatropha moluccana L. (basionym)
Tree planted in Delhi University campus is rare in Delhi.
The seeds yield a drying oil Lumbang oil used in paints and varnishes, soap making and painting boats and craft. Wood used for tea boxes and paper pulp, batk for tanning. Candles shaped from paste of kernels used for illumination. The nut is often used cooked in Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine, where it is called kemiri in Indonesian or buah keras in Malay. On the island of Java in Indonesia, it is used to make a thick sauce that is eaten with vegetables and rice. In the Philippines, the fruit and tree are traditionally known as Lumbang after which Lumban, a lakeshore town in Laguna is named.
Common names: candleberry, candlenut, candlenut-tree, Indian-walnut, lumbangtree, varnishtree

 
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Tree For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 12OCT16 : AK-17 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Tree seen in Lalbagh on 28th March, 16.
Aleurites Species?
Aleurites moluccana of Euphorbiaceae?
Experts kindly validate.

efi page on Aleurites moluccana 
For me it is genus Aleurites. Not sure about the species.
Although the leaves of the candlenuts are variable, I think this is still Aleurites moluccanus.
Yes, this is Aleurites moluccana (L.) Willd., commonly called Candle-nut tree or Jungli-Akhrot (in Hindi), originally introduced and cultivated in tea gardens and now found in many gardens and also often found naturally in secondary forests. The kernel of the seed is edible and has a pleasant walnut taste.
 
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Aleurites moluccanus (L.) Willd. SN 261217 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Aleurites moluccanus (L.) Willd. (Candle nut) Cultivated tall tree from a coffee estate Coorg, Karnataka;  seed kernal edible.



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