Sea Poison Tree

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Barringtonia 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.

Barringtonia asiatica (Fish Poison Tree, Putat or Sea Poison Tree) in Mauritius

12 thoughts on “Sea Poison Tree

    1. 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 are ground to a powder and used to stun or kill fish for easy capture, suffocating the fish while the flesh is unaffected. Wikipedia

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