Aleurites Moluccana popularly known as candlenut is an evergreen tree which can attain a height of up to 20 meters.
Its origins are traced to the Indo-Malaysian region but it is now well spread across the tropical regions.
It is naturalized in India and is found in abundance in parts of South India and the state of Assam.
The branches of the tree are spread widely and are irregular forming a large spread crown at the top.
The bark is smooth and is brown and vertical lines on it are visible.
The leaves of Aleurites Moluccana are ovate to lanceolate or can be broadly rhomboid.