Manchineel Tree Stem & Fruit

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An illustration of a manchineel tree stem and fruit. The Manchineel tree (Hippomane mancinella) is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae), native to Florida in the United States, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Central America, and northern South America. The name “manchineel” (sometimes written “manchioneel") as well as the specific epithet mancinella is from Spanish manzanilla ("little apple"), from the superficial resemblance of its fruit and leaves those of an apple tree. A present-day Spanish name is in fact manzanilla de la muerte, “little apple of death". This refers to the fact that manzanilla is one of the most poisonous trees in the world


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The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1889)


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