This plant reaches 5 to 7 m in height and bears a cylindrical yellow fruit.
The fruit becomes 30 to 120 cm in length and its surface is waxy.
It was named Candle tree after the fact that the hanging fruit resemble a candle.
This plant is closely related to the Calabash tree (Crescentia cujete).
The fruit has the smell of an apple, but even if this fruit ripens, it is said that it is still not tasty.
It is used as a feed for livestock.
| Classification: || Bignoniaceae Parmentiera |
| Scientific name: || Parmentiera cereifera|
| Japanese name: || Rosokunoki |
| English Name: || Candle Tree|
| Native locality: || Panama|
Ecological description: || Evergreen shrub|
| RDB : || ---|
| Planting place: || Plant of South and Central America Greenhouse|