Pong pong tree, Suicide fruit

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Pong pong tree, Suicide fruit
Scientific Name : Cerbera odollam Rubra
Family : Apocynaceae
Common Name : Pong pong tree, Suicide fruit
Description:
A small tree with glossy leaves. New leaves are coppery-bronze couloured. Whole plant is poisonous; fruit contains very potent poison. Hence the name ‘Suicide fruit’. Tolerant to saline conditions.
Propagation : Stem cuttings, seeds
Longevity : Perennial

 

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