Cerbera manghas, Lalbaug, Bengalaru.

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rashida atthar

Mar 11, 2009, 12:27:11 PM3/11/09
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Dear Garg ji & all,
This  Cerbera manghas  (Jawa) was seen flowering by me at Lalbaug, Bengalaru on 16 th Feb '09. The flowers have good fragrance, but my wiki search has informed that most of the parts are poisonous ! I quote " The genus is named after cerberus because all its part are poisonous: they contain cerberin, a cardiac glycoside, a substance that blocks electric impulses in the body (including the beating of the heart). Never use cerbera wood to light a fire. Even its smoke may cause poisoning". !!
Rashida Atthar

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Foliage of Jawa tree.jpg
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Yazdy Palia

Mar 11, 2009, 1:24:15 PM3/11/09
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Dear Rashida ,
Many thanks for the information.
Yazdy Palia.

JM Garg

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