Manchineel

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Manchineel

 

(Hippomane mandnella), a tropical plant of the family Euphorbiaceae that grows in Mexico, on the Antilles Islands, and in Colombia. It is a small tree with ovate-lanceolate leaves and drupelike fruits. Its leaves and bark contain a poisonous milky sap.

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jamaicensis in the West Indies were beach forests; 3 of these were forests of poisonous manchineel trees (Hippomane mancinella L.; Malpighiales: Euphorbiaceae), a habitat that more cautious ant collectors wisely avoid.
There's an indefinable magic about the place, from the rocky, barren northern point, along down the west coast, studded with luxury hotels, villas and restaurants, to the south coast, where the serious parties happen, and round to the wild and woolly east coast, where the angry Atlantic crashes in on stunning rocky shores, and surfers trade tips beneath the manchineel trees.