Taxon: Aleurites moluccanus (L.) Willd.

 
Genus: Aleurites
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Crotonoideae
Tribe: Aleuritideae
Subtribe: Aleuritinae
Nomen number: 2191
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 4(1):590. 1805 "moluccana"
Link to protologue:
Comment: a masculine genus according to Melbourne ICN Art. 62.4
Typification:
Name Verified on: 28-Jan-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring ()
  • Food additives: flavoring ()
  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Environmental: revegetator ()
  • Human food: seeds (used to make palm sugar)
  • Fuels: potential as petroleum substitute/alcohol (fide PloS One 4(4): e5261-4.)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_130.html,)
  • Materials: lipids (source of candelnut or lumbang oil with several applications fide Bot J Linn Soc 94:314. 1987)
  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals ()
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, [Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal] Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland (n.)]


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropics)

    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  3. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1975. The Euphorbiaceae of Borneo Kew Bull. add. ser., 4:29.
  4. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1980. The Euphorbiaceae of New Guinea Kew Bull. add. ser., 35:596.
  5. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore de la Nouvelle Caledonie et dependances. (F NCaled)
  6. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. (F Java)
  7. Balakrishnan, N. P. & T. Chakrabarty The family Euphorbiaceae in India; a synopsis of its profile, taxonomy and bibliography. 2007 (Euphorb India)
  8. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. (F Mascar)
  9. Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  10. Buddenhagen, C. E. et al. 2009. Assessing biofuel crop invasiveness: A case study (PloS One) 4(4): e5261.
  11. Duke, J. A. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 1985 (CRC MedHerbs)
  12. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  13. Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). (Trad Tree Init)
  14. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
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  16. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  17. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. 1985 (Lampe & McCann)
  18. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
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  20. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
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  23. Schultes, R. E. 1987. Members of Euphorbiaceae in primitive and advanced societies Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 94:80.
  24. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  25. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
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Check other web resources for Aleurites moluccanus (L.) Willd. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?2191. Accessed 20 June 2018.