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Aleurites moluccana (L.) Willd.
Indian walnut

General Information
Symbol: ALMO2
Group: Dicot
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree
Native Status: PR   I
L48   I
VI   I
HI   I
Other Common Names: kukui
Data Source and Documentation
Distribution Map
green distribution legend Present blank legend Absent/Unreported

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Symbol Scientific Name
ALJA7 Aleurites javanica Gand.
ALMO Aleurites moluccanus (L.) Willd., orth. var.
ALTR10 Aleurites triloba J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Euphorbiales
Family Euphorbiaceae – Spurge family
Genus Aleurites J.R. Forst. & G. Forst. – aleurites
Species Aleurites moluccana (L.) Willd. – Indian walnut

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 1 subspecies of Aleurites moluccana . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles.

Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status


ALMO  Aleurites moluccanus (L.) Willd., orth. var.

Top Level Regions
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Caribbean UPL
Hawaii FACU



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Description of Values

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