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Suicide tree

Scientific name of Suicide tree: Cerbera odollam Gaertn 

Name of Suicide tree in different languages:-

Malayalam: Othalam, Chattan kaya- ഒതളം,ചട്ടൻകായ

Sanskrit: Svanamara, Auddalaka

Hindi: Dabur, Sukanu

English: Odollam tree, Dog-bane, Suicide tree, Pilikirbir, Pong-pong

Plant Description:-

Suicide tree or  Pong-pong is shrub or small tree grows up to  5 m. in tall, leaves are green in color,  terminally ganged, with tapering at the base, accumulate apex, flowers are white with five petals are yellow dot in the middle, fruits are green, looks like a small mango, ovoid sized 2 cm and 1.5 cm. which is toxic, plant produce a milky white latex.

Leaf Arrangement


 Margin_Entire Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Wood, leaf, seed, latex

Medicinal uses:


Chemical contents:

Cerberin, alkaloid toxin, Odollin

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