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28 Aug 2013
An inquiring mind is essential for a seed morphologist and Wolfgang Stuppy is no exception. August's 'Seed of the Month' post explores not just one seed but poisonous fruits and seeds of the world.
The bottle tree owes its name to the unusual swollen shape of its trunk, which acts as a water store. Traditional hunters in northern Namibia have used its highly toxic sap as an arrow poison.
Nerium oleander, commonly known as oleander, is a highly toxic plant that has been cultivated since ancient times.