The Kukui is also known as Candleberry, Indian Walnut, Kemiri, Varnish tree.
The tree is now widely distributed in the New and Old World tropics. It grows to a height of 15-25 m, with wide spreading or pendulous branches. The leaves are pale green, simple and ovate, or trilobed or rarely 5-lobed, with an acute apex, 1020 cm long. The nut is round, 46 cm in diameter; the a seed inside and it has a very hard seed coat and a high oil content, which allows its use as a candle hence its one time name , Candleberry.