The Oil tree was a Safeholdian plant species which grows to an average height of approximately thirty feet. It produced large, hairy pods which contained many small seeds very rich in natural plant oils.
Dr. Pei Shan-wei's terraforming teams genetically modified the plant to increase its oil productivity and to make it safely consumable by human beings. It was cultivated primarily as a food product, but was also an important source of lubricants. In mainland realms, it was also a major source of lamp oil. (LAMA)