candlenut

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a tree that yields a good fibre Pau Mango tree (Mangifera indica) Tiwa Feo Feo: Candlenut tree (Aleurites moluccana); tiwa, ('Gathered 'gathered together' candlenuts') or Tiwa 'Ua Higo A kind of herb, an unidentified member of the Asteraceae, perhaps Emilia sonchifolia or Erechtites valerianifolia.
The Takitumu Conservation Area, a hilly, 380-acre tropical forest, is home to tree hibiscus, which has heart-shaped leaves and large red flowers that turn yellow at night, candlenut trees (appropriately named for the oily nuts traditionally burned for light) and the Polynesian Chestnut, which provides the main ingredient of a national dish.