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Otaheite Walnut

Aleurites trisperma

a.k.a. Lumbang Tree

Candlenut relative and a commercial source of tung oil.

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Description

Medium sized tree much the candlenut in growth and appearance. Grows to 30-60ft.

Hardiness

Hardy to the upper 20's (F).

Growing Environment

Grows well in tropical and subtropical areas, and should succeed where the candlenut can.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

Tung oil can be extracted from the fruits.

Native Range

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Related Species

Euphorbiaceae  
Aleurites moluccana
Candlenut
Aleurites trisperma
Otaheite Walnut
Baccaurea angulata
Tampoi Belimbing
Baccaurea lanceolata
Baccaurea lanceolata
Baccaurea motleyana
Rambai
Baccaurea ramiflora
Mafai