Suicide tree (Cerbera odollam) fruit

Suicide tree (Cerbera odollam) fruit

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Caption: Suicide tree fruit. Close-up of the fruit of the Othalanga (Cerbera odollam) tree. This tree is known as the suicide tree as the seeds (kernels) contain a potent toxin that has been used as a poison in both suicide and murder. The poison blocks the calcium ion channels in heart muscle, causing disruption of the heart beat. The fruits are also used for manufacturing bio-insecticides and deodorants

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