Sunday Trees 23 – Sea Poison Tree

IMG_3065Barringtonia asiatica (Fish Poison TreePutat or Sea Poison Tree) is a species of Barringtonia native to mangrove habitats on the tropical coasts and islands of the Indian Ocean.IMG_3110

I took these photos in Mauritius.

sunday-trees-266

 

 

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Sunday Trees 23 – Sea Poison Tree

    1. Wikipedia says: All parts of the tree are poisonous, the active poisons including saponins. Box fruits are potent enough to be used as a fish poison. The seeds have been used ground to a powder to stun or kill fish for easy capture, suffocating the fish where the flesh is unaffected..
      The second photo is the opened blossom.

      Liked by 1 person

Penny for your thoughts . . .

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s