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Kukui Nut or Candlenut

Aleurites moluccana

Description:

The leaves are pale green, simple and ovate, or trilobed or rarely five-lobed, with an acute apex, 10–20 cm (3.9–7.9 in) long. The nut is round, 4–6 cm (1.6–2.4 in) in diameter; the seed inside has a very hard seed coat and a high oil content, which allows its use as a candle (see below), hence its name.

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danne.woo
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danne.woo

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA

Spotted on Jan 1, 2013
Submitted on Jan 2, 2013

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