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Title: Edible and poisonous plants of the Caribbean region
Identifier: ediblepoisonousp00dahl (find matches)
Year: 1944 (1940s)
Authors: Dahlgren, Bror Eric, 1877-; Standley, Paul Carpenter, 1884-1963; United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Subjects: Plants, Edible; Poisonous plants; Botany
Publisher: Washington, U. S. Govt. print. off.
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
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59. Olivo Sapium spp. MAY BE POISONOUS It seems probable that there are variations in the species of this plant. In Mexico and Salvador the milky sap is considered very poisonous. Records show that the Indians used it to poison arrows. However, in Panama the coagulated sticky sap is chewed by boys who place it on twigs for the purpose of catching small birds. The large or small olivo trees are found from Mexico to South America and in the West Indies. The fruit is a small capsule. This plant may be easily recognized by the two small projections at the base of the leaf (somewhat exaggerated in the illustration shown here). The tree is called nipe in Panama; yos in Costa Rica; chilamate in northern Central America; gum tree, milk woodm Jamaica; lechecillo and hincha- nuevos in Puerto Rico; and piniche in Cuba. 565269—44 6

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