Candlenut (Aleurites moluccana)

Company School1770/1810

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery
Exeter, United Kingdom

The fruit are of the candlenut is almost round, with
two nut-like seeds about 2.5cm long. The seeds are very oily, and can be lit
and burn like candles or the oil can be extracted and either used for lamps or
in cooking.
In Ayurvedic medicine the nuts are used in the treatment of skin diseases.

Drawings of Indian plants and trees later named at the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew


  • Title: Candlenut (Aleurites moluccana)
  • Creator Nationality: Indian
  • Date: 1770/1810
  • Physical Dimensions: w390 x h555 mm
  • Provenance: Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter City Council.
  • Type: Drawing
  • Medium: Watercolour
  • Artist: Company School

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