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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 Shenzhen ICN Art. 62.4
Name Verified on: 28-Jan-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 23 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; revegetator
  • Food additives: flavoring
  • Fuels:
  • Human food:
  • Materials: lipids (source of candelnut or lumbang oil with several applications fide Bot J Linn Soc 94:314. 1987)
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

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

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, [Assam, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Karnataka] 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. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1975. The Euphorbiaceae of Borneo. Kew Bull. add. ser., 4:29. Note: lists as "moluccana"
  2. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1980. The Euphorbiaceae of New Guinea. Kew Bull. add. ser., 35:596. Note: lists as "moluccana"
  3. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1967-. Flore de la Nouvelle Caledonie et dependances. Note: lists as "moluccana"
  4. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963-1968. Flora of Java. Note: lists as "moluccana"
  5. Balakrishnan, N. P. & T. Chakrabarty. 2007. The family Euphorbiaceae in India; a synopsis of its profile, taxonomy and bibliography
  6. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976-. Flores des Mascareignes. Note: lists as "moluccana"
  7. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature Note: lists as "moluccana"
  8. Buddenhagen, C. E. et al. 2009. Assessing biofuel crop invasiveness: A case study. PLoS One 4(4): e5261. Note: lists as "moluccana"
  9. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs Note: lists as "moluccana"
  10. Duke, J. A. 1985. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  11. Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). URL: http://www.agroforestry.net/tti/Aleurites-kukui.pdf target='_blank' Note: Permanent Agriculture Resources (PAR), Holualoa, Hawai'i\; http://www.traditionaltree.org/
  12. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications. Note: lists as "moluccana"
  13. Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae Note: lists as "moluccana"
  14. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  15. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants Note: poisonous
  16. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia
  17. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  18. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  19. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants Note: lists as "moluccana"
  20. Robertson, S. A. 1989. Flowering plants of Seychelles Note: lists as "moluccana"
  21. Schultes, R. E. 1987. Members of Euphorbiaceae in primitive and advanced societies. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 94:80. Note: lists as "moluccana"
  22. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova. Note: lists as "moluccana"
  23. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). URL: http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_130.html target='_blank'
  24. Stuppy, W. et al. 1999. Revision of the genera Aleurites, Reutealis and Vernicia (Euphorbiaceae). Blumea 44:80. Note: lists as "moluccana"
  25. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa. Note: lists as "moluccana"
  26. Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 2:371.
  27. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora. Note: lists as "moluccana"
  28. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.
  29. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). Note: lists as "moluccana"

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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?2191. Accessed 23 July 2019.