Aleurites moluccana

elburkey elburkey at
Mon Nov 20 16:17:09 EST 1995

In article <ir001182.1166701719A at>, ir001182 at (Kevin Youngblood) says:
>    I haven't posted to any of these groups before so pardon my ignorance. 
>I am trying to find any info regarding the subject tree.  The common names I
>have are:
>        Candlenut
>        candleberry tree
>        varnish tree
>        Indian walnut
>    The info I have goes on to state it's place of origin is Malaysia and
>Pacific Islands and:
>    "Fruits purgative eaten raw, but this property disappears with cooking.    
>    Valuable oils are extracted from the seeds, used in soaps, paints, and 
>    varnishes."
>    I am interested in the posibility of acquiring at least one of these
>trees with the hopes of cultivating it in a green house atmosphere.  Please
>forward any comments, suggestions, or other relevant info.
>Kevin Youngblood
>ir001182 at
Simon & Schuester's guide to trees refers to varnish tree but, it does not
have the same scientific classification you referred to.

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