Of equal value and more curious is the tallow-tree, which lights the whole of the empire.
Among the exotics we observed the Australian gum-tree and the Chinese tallow-tree, large and thrifty in both instances.
Such is the case with the natural order Euphorbiaceæ, or spurge family, to which the tallow-tree of China belongs.
Here is the chandler's, gay with candles of the tallow-tree coated with colored wax.
The Chinese make their candles from the tallow obtained from the seeds and capsules of the tallow-tree.