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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