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Cerbera dilatata, Cerbera forsteri, Cerbera lactaria, Excoecaria ovatifolia, Odollamia malabarica, Tanghinia lactaria, Tanghinia odollam
Othalanga, pong-pong, suicide tree
Cerbera odollam is a dicotyledonous angiosperm, a plant species in the Family Apocynaceae and commonly known as the suicide tree, pong-pong, and othalanga. It is a species native to India and other parts of southern Asia, growing preferentially in coastal salt swamps and in marshy areas but also grown as a hedge plant between home compounds. It yields a potent poison that has been used for suicide and murder.
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