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

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

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

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Aleurites moluccanus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Other data on Aleurites moluccanus available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
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