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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
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library

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60. Poison Spurge Euphorbia cotinifolia POISON The milky sap of the poison spurge in contact with the skin produces blisters and intense inflammation like that caused by poison ivy. The growth is most common in the lower moun- tain regions from Mexico to Cuba and northern South America, This bush or small tree with close pale bark is often planted for living fence posts. Its sap is milky, and the flowers small and white. This is called yerba mala in Guatemala; barrabds in Costa Rica; and yerba lecher a in Cuba.

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