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*Aleurites moluccanus (Linnaeus) Willdenow. Indian-walnut, Candlenut. Phen: Mar-Jul. Hab: Disturbed areas, escaped from horticultural use. Dist: Native of Asia.

Origin/Endemic status: Paleotropics

Taxonomy Comments: The recognition of varieties (based on variable leaf morphology) does not seem to be warranted (Stuppy et al. 1999).

Synonymy: = Fl2, FNA12, K3, Stuppy et al (1999); = Aleurites moluccana – Bah, orthographic variant; > Aleurites moluccanus (L.) Willd. var. katoi – K4

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL

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image of plant© Joey Shaw source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Joey Shaw source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Aleurites moluccana, Rainbow Falls, Wailuku River State Park, Hilo, Hawaii County, Hawaii 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Joey Shaw source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Joey Shaw source | Original Image ⭷

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