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Aleurites moluccanus (L.) Willd.
Tung-oil tree, candlenut tree

Aleurites moluccanus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands (Polynesia); widely cultivated and naturalized.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Aleurites moluccanus has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Not Native, Naturalized

Aleurites moluccanus has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Aleurites moluccanus has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Aleurites moluccanus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Aleurites moluccanus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Aleurites moluccanus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Aleurites moluccanus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Aleurites moluccanus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr