Friday, September 9, 2011
A Smaller Apple Of Death ( Manzanilla de la muerte)
It is a tree having flowers that is considered the most poisonous plant in the world. This plant is found in Florida, Bahamas Island, Carribean, Central America and North Southern America. Its Spanish name is manzanilla de la muerte meaning a s,smaller apple of death. Not only its fruit is poisonous but the whole plant is dangerous for human beings and animals. Its fruit resembles a smaller apple. During the rain the tree emits white dense seep and standing under the tree during rain can affect the skin. If the tree is burnt it gives poisonous smoke or gas that can cause blindness if respired its smoke or several respiratory problems can occur. The people know its dangerous consequences in the regions where it is found and prohibit others to avoid going near to the tree. Therefore they make make symbol of death on its stem or make red cross on it.
Columbus had called the fruits of the tree as "apples of death". Its trees are mostly found along the coastal belt of Carribeans. Touching of the tree must be avoided.