upas tree

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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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Predominant trees include Milicia spp., Entandrophragma cylindricum, Triplochiton scleroxylon, Khaya spp., Antiaris toxicaria, Terminalia superba, Funtumia elastic Coastal savanna Region Greater Accra District/ (c) Shai Osudoku; (d) Ga West municipality Sampled Adusa, Akramanman, communities Ayikai Doblo, Ayikuma, Sota, Dodowa.
The main tree species in this forest type are Croton megalocarpus, Bosqueia phoberos, Celtis durandii, Aningeria altissima, Funtumia elastica, Antiaris toxicaria, Craibia brownie, and Olea capensis (MENR 2016).
At first you'd think it was just an ordinary park/museum, but after finding out that the Li tribe used the bark of a tree called antiaris toxicaria or poison arrow tree to make clothes, aprons, and quilts, and that the dragon, as the symbol of the Chinese nation, was woven into quilts with exquisite dragon patterns through a walk-through exhibit, you would know you were in the land of myths.
Juss., Dichrostachys glomerata Chiov., Antiaris toxicaria Lesch., Uvaria siamensis (Scheff.), Panicum maximum Jacq., Byrsocarpus coccineus Schumach.
consimilis, Antiaris toxicaria, Clausena hainanensis, Argyreia acuta, Paraboea hainanensis, Tacca chantrieri, Distyliopsis tutcheri, Hybanthus enneaspermus, Scutellaria luzonica var.
Because of this quality, this leaf is used as a container for many days over a fire to dehydrate the poisonous latex of the Antiaris toxicaria tree until it becomes the poison for blowpipe darts (Zahorka 2008).
Based on the study, the chimpanzee medicine chest apparently included the following: Antiaris toxicaria leaves (anti-tumor), Cordia abyssinica pith (anti-malarial and anti-bacterial), Ficus capensis (anti-bacterial), Ficus natalensis bark (anti-diarrheal), Ficus urceolaris leaves (de-worming agent), and many more.
Other less common or locally important traditional species found planted or protected in gardens and tree groves, particularly in Melanesia and in parts of western Micronesia, include Antiaris toxicaria, Burkella obovata, Pangium edule, Sterculia spp., and Corynocarpus cribbeanus.
The duress of occupation circumstances and the need for quickly produced clothing led women to eschew the use of their preferred tree barks from species of the genus Ficus in favour of bark from the Antiaris toxicaria tree which could be beaten into cloth more rapidly.
Tropical Antiaris toxicaria + Pouteria rain lowland grandiflora forest forest rain Lasiococca comberi var.
The names chenchen and antiaris actually refer to three closely related species of Antiaris, which is the Javanese name for the gum resin of the upas tree: Antiaris toxicaria, Antiaris africana and Antiaris welsitschii.