French word used for manchineel tree. The manchineel tree, from its scientific name Hippomane Mancinella is a poisonous tree that is found frequently in Martinique or Guadeloupe. Its sap is a kind of highly toxic latex, its contact causes severe burns. It has been recognized as the most dangerous tree in the world by Guinness World Record!

It is strongly advised to don't take shelter under the tree, for he is always indicated by red stripes, its fruit in the form of small apples is also very toxic. It is present on the beaches of the island with its recognizable red stripes. This tree is rare in the world is a protected species in Martinique.

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