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upas tree (yo͞o`pəs): see mulberrymulberry,
common name for the Moraceae, a family of deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs, often climbing, mostly of pantropical distribution, and characterized by milky sap. Several genera bear edible fruit, e.g.
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In our use of the upas tree
we are indebted to the late Sydney Checkland who first used it as an economic metaphor in his book on the industrial development of Glasgow (Checkland, 1976).
This critique denies the nation's claim to speak for the country as a whole and sees nationalism as a master discourse, the upas tree
in the shadow of which everything shrivels and dies.
There was also a sprinkling of ghost and horror tales: "The Girl They Couldn't Hang," "The Upas Tree
Checkland's The Upas Tree
(the intriguing title borrowing the name of a tree in Java, reputed to have the power to destroy other growths for a radius of 15 miles), the author describes its relative importance.
It is closely related to the upas tree
, the botanical name of which is Antiaris toxicaria.
Comparative Political Philosophy: Studies Under the Upas Tree