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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a genus of deciduous trees of the family Euphor-biaceae. The alternate leaves are entire or three- to five-lobed. The flowers are unisexual and have a five-petaled corolla. The fruit is drupaceous and reaches 6 cm in diameter. The seeds are large, measuring 2–3 cm in length, and, in most species, are poisonous. There are five species (according to other data, as many as 15), found on Pacific islands and in tropical and subtropical regions of South and East Asia. The seeds contain a large quantity of rapidly drying high-quality oil. The best tung oil is obtained from seeds of the tung tree A. fordii, which is native to China and cultivated in many warm countries. Valuable industrial oils are also obtained from the species A. montana, A. moluccana, A. cordata, and A. trisperma. A. fordii and A. cordata are cultivated in the USSR, in Transcaucasia.


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Cultivos con potencial agro-energetico como el ricino (Ricinus communis L.) (Euphorbiaceae), pinon (Jatropha curcas L.) (Euphorbiaceae) y tung (Aleurites fordii Hemsl) (Euphorbiaceae), han despertado el interes del gobierno brasilero para viabilizar la produccion de aceites vegetales y biodiesel (Suarez et al.
Table - 4 Indonesia's 1997 spices production by type of plantation (Tons) Spices Smallholders' State-owned plantation plantation - Pepper 49,500 100 - Ginger 80,345 0 - Vanilla 2,021 0 - Cinnamon 36,918 0 - Cardamom 1,421 0 - Nutmeg 18,245 5 - Aleurites 69,776 0 moluccana - Lemongrass 562 0 Spices Private Total plantation - Pepper -- 49,600 - Ginger 3 80,348 - Vanilla 24 2,045 - Cinnamon 9 36,927 - Cardamom 0 1,421 - Nutmeg 60 18,310 - Aleurites 0 69,776 moluccana - Lemongrass 8 570
(Brassica campestris (and) aleurites fordi oil copolymer)
These include a bone of the Polynesian rat, Rattus exulans; a nutshell of the kukui tree, Aleurites moluccana; a charred fragment of a tentatively identified sweet potato tuber, Ipomoea batatas; wood charcoal identified as breadfruit, Artocarpus altilis; a piece of gourd, Lagenaria siceraria; and wood charcoal identified as k[bar.i], Cordyline fruticosa.
Plant species Total Pupae [fruit.sup.-1] number (minimum; maximum) of pupae Aleurites moluccana 1 0.08 (L.) Willd.
An estimate of site establishment yielded by the model-based analysis, supported by the age of an Aleurites moluccana nutshell dated by Spriggs, indicates that O 18 was established several centuries after the islands were first settled by Polynesians.
These include seeds, seed cases and fruit stones of Aleurites moluccana (candlenut), Barringtonia spp., Canarium indicum, Cocos nucifera (coconut), Inocarpus fagiferus (Tahitian chestnut), Pandanus spp.
A candlenut fragment (Aleurites molluccana) was recorded from one of these bands.
implexa, Imshaugia aleurites, Parmeliopsis ambigua o Tuckermannopsis chlorophylla, asi como la de otros liquenes tipicos de estos pinares como son Hypogymnia farinacea, H.
This cosmetic oil, extracted from the almonds of Aleurites moluccana using a mechanical pressure cold process, is rich in omega 3 and [gamma]-tocopherol.
Deionized water 64.65 Disodium EDTA 0.10 Glycereth-26 2.50 Carbomer 15.00 Magnesium aluminum silicate (and) cellulose gum 1.00 PEG-40 Stearate 1.00 Carthamus tinctorius 8.00 (Safflower) seed oil Aleurites moluccana seed oil 2.00 Glyceryl stearate (and) PEG-100 stearate 1.50 Cyclomethicone 0.75 Zenibee Cream (Zenitech) 2.00 (Octyl dodecanol, beeswax) Triethanolamine 0.25 Tocopheryl acetate 0.25 Propylene glycol (and) diazolidinyl urea (and) methylparaben (and) propylparaben 1.00 PROCEDURE: Combine phase A to 75[degrees]C.
Northvale, NJ Tel: (201) 750-1055 Fax: (201) 750-9785 E-mail: Website: Glossamer L6600 INCI name: brassica campestris (and) aleurites fordi oil copolymer Use levels: 1-10% Applications: lipstick, lip balms, mascara, liquid makeup Comments: Natural polymer that offers wide formula flexibility.