candle seed from amazon

browniaMay 28, 2011

On a recent trip to Ecuador's corner of the Amazon I came upon a large seed that, if you cut the top off it and stick a wick int a nd it will burn like a candle. The seed is about three inches in height, and two inches wide and kind of flattish and pale in color. It is one of a few in the fruiting body. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what the name of the tree it came from might be called?

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endorphinjunkie(z7bAlabama)

It's common name is candlenut.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2011 at 1:32PM
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lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

Is this it?

Here is a link that might be useful: candle nut

    Bookmark   May 28, 2011 at 8:39PM
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