Umdhlebi Tree of Zululand

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The Umdhlebi Tree is the appellation for a cryptobotanical poisonous tree, described by G.W. Parker as having leaves that are "lanceolate, dark green, glossy, hard, and brittle," and producing a "thick milky juice," as well as fruit "like a long black pod, red at the end."[1] Notably, the tree (and related shrub) has the "power of poisoning any living creature which approaches it; the symptoms of poisoning by it being severe headache, blood-shot eyes, and delirium, ending in death."[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Parker, G. W. (1882-11-02), "Umdhlebi Tree of Zululand", Nature 27 (7), https://www.nature.com/articles/027007b0