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Manchineel
Hippomane mancinella
Manchineel, Hippomane mancinella
The Manchineel (or "Beach Apple") is a tropical American tree.
The soft portion of the fruit decays, leaving the internal seed.
The above images show the seed in varying degrees of decomposition.

The fruit and milky sap are very poisonous and can cause severe blisters.




Links
  • My most unfortunate experience Eating a manchineel "beach apple"
  • The Manchineel Tree

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