Cerbera manghas

COMMON NAME

Sea Mango, Beach Milkweed or Suicide Apple (Hawaii)

TYPE

Tree

FAMILY

Apocynaceae

NOTES

A small or medium-sized tree that can grow up to 30 ft tall.  A very ornamental tree, with beautiful, aromatic flowers that can be produced all year round. The fruit, and especially the seed, are very poisonous. 

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

East Africa, through the Indian Ocean Islands, tropical Asia to Australia and the Pacific Islands.

NATIVE HABITAT

It grows in coastal forests, and mangrove areas with freshwater input.

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

keys.trin.org.au

tropical.theferns.info



Cerbera manghas