Aleurites


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Aleurites

a genus of the plant family Euphorbiaceae. Plants may contain toxic albumins, saponins, diterpenes; cause hemorrhagic enteritis and profuse diarrhea. Includes A. fordii (tung oil tree), A. moluccana (candlenut tree), A. montana (mu tree), A. triloba (A. moluccana), A. trisperma.
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Table - 5 Acreage of spices plantation in Indonesia, 1997 (Hectares) Spices Smallholders' State-owned plantation plantation - Pepper 123,300 0 - Ginger 13,930 0 - Vanilla 19,610 0 - Cinnamon s 101,313 0 - Cardamom 5,338 0 - Nutmeg 59,046 708 - Aleurites 180,994 0 moluccana - Lemongrass 2,875 0 Spices Private Total plantation - Pepper 284 123,584 - Ginger 4 23,934 - Vanilla 112 19,836 - Cinnamon s 50 101,363 - Cardamom 0 5,338 - Nutmeg 191 59,945 - Aleurites 146 181,140 moluccana - Lemongrass 109 2,984
Incised slate grinding-stones, nut hammers and indented nutstones were used to crack the hard endocarp and grind the kernels of many toxic and non-toxic nut-bearing trees, including Prunus turneriana, Lepidozamia hopei, Castanospermum australe, Aleurites moluccana, Athertonia diversifolia, Macadamia whelanii, Beilschmiedia bancroftii, Elaeocarpus bancroftii and Endiandra palmerstonii.
These include Cocos, Canarium, Pandanus, Pometia, Aleurites, Areca Catechu and Pommetia pinnata (Swadling et al.