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Barringtonia asiatica

 
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Barringtonia asiatica - Fish Poison Tree
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Common name: Fish Poison Tree
Family: Lecythidaceae (Brazil-nut)
Synonym: Agasta asiatica
Distribution: Madagascar, Philippines, Polynesia
Life form: Tree
Usage: This tree contains a poison called Saponin. The plant is pounded, pulped or grated to release the poison which is used to stun fish in freshwater streams.

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