15 trees that can kill you from a deadly Apple tree with fruit that can burn you like acid to a tree that can explode and the suicide tree. Today we’ll take a look at 15 trees that can and kill you. Stay tuned until the end of the post for some of the deadliest trees on the planet. Let’s get started with number 15 Coconut tree. We are not joking.
Coconuts are dangerous, not the idle ones, but the falling coconuts. Did you know that approximately 150 people a year were confirmed dead because of coconuts? An average coconut weighs around 2 kg. Most countries warn people not to walk under the trees as a strong wind is enough to knock the ripe fruits off and all you would see would be coconuts. It was reported that the most plausible cause of coconut death is when people tend to take a nap under the tree.
I bet the man aquial tree from number one is way worse than coconuts though. Moving on to number 14 White Snake Route White snake roots are located in Eastern and central North America, killing thousands of European settlers in the 19th century. The plants, leaves and stems which cows and other livestock ate, contained a toxin called tramatol, which was passed on to humans by consuming the animal’s milk. Delirium, vomiting, liver failure, tremors, constipation and in some cases, death were the symptoms of the socalled milk sickness in both humans and calves who consumed milk. Fun fact.
President Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, was the most famous victim of white snake root. Moving on to number 13 Nambian Bottle Tree The Nambian bottle tree is a widespread species of Namibia and Southern Angola, where it grows in deserts and very dry grass. Though it looks nothing like an average tree, this strange beauty surviving in the most humid places on the planet is considered toxic. This tree possesses a liquid latex, high in poisonous alkaloids and is used as an arrow poison by locals, which would help them Hunt. But if by any chance the latex comes into contact with the eyes, it can cause blindness and other painful symptoms.
Well, the man Aqua tree is more dangerous though, so wait till you hear about that. Moving on to number twelve Giant Hogweed The phototoxic fruit herring is found in the toxic SAP of the infected giant hogweed, which is the prime reason why this tree is dangerous. The giant hogweed grows all over the world, from Europe to Australia. Touching the plant and then being revealed to ultraviolet light can cause severe rashes. In fact, the intensity of these rashes is commonly mistaken for chemical Burns.
If the harmful chemicals from the plants come into contact with your eyes, it can result in permanent blindness. Moving on to number eleven Common U Located in Western, central and Southern Europe, the common U is Holy. Poisonous maybe, except the red flesh that covers the seed isn’t poisonous. But since the red flesh covers the toxic seed and is connected with the rest of the tree. It’s better if you don’t consume it.
Surprisingly, consumption is not the only requirement to be poisoninduced. Even touching the leaves or branches can pass a tiny amount of toxin into your body. It’s terrifying. Moving on to number ten Deadly Nightshade These berries look like the perfect garnish for a lovely dessert, but consuming them would be a big mistake since the deadly nightshade is a very poisonous plant.
The leaves of deadly nightshade are Oval, pointed, pale green and heavily ribbed. Their purple Brown flowers show up before the berries, which are green at first and then turn shiny black, resembling cherries. However, they are never to be consumed as they can cause gastronomic disorders and cardiovascular diseases. Additionally, the symptoms include confusion, headaches and blurred vision. The causes of humans consuming the fruits and experiencing very shocking changes in memory capacity have been reported and through these factors one should avoid this luscious plant.
Moving on to number nine Ongoangua Ongoangua is a native of New Zealand and is considered to be highly toxic. Stinging strands wrap the leaves and branches of the plant. These strands are also known as stringing hairs and when you touch the leaf or stem of the Angolama, the hair tip breaks off, thus injecting poison into the skin. You don’t want to experience something like that since it is excruciating. If you’re indeed stung by an anguama, it can cause you to be disoriented and dizzy for up to three days.
In severe cases, the symptoms can also be blurred vision and paralysis. Hang on until you find out about the Man Akeel tree that bears poisonous fruits. Moving on to number eight Rosary Pea Plant The Rosary pea, also recognized as crab’s eye or Jumby beet, is a persistent climbing vine with small seeds containing a toxic protein called abrin. This toxic protein is so harmful that just one seed can kill you in less than 36 hours. Rosary peas are also utilized to create jewelry in the tropical regions where they’re found because nothing says cute jewelry like the possibility of death.
Even if you swallow it, you’ll be fine. If you chew it, however, you’ll experience nausea, liver failure and death. These plants are found in Central and South Florida. Many tribal jewelry makers have been hospitalized due to the seeds being scratched open. Moving on to Number Seven Milky Mangrove The name sounds pretty appealing and so does its overall appearance, but don’t be fooled by its attractive name.
As Milky Mangrove is different from other mangroves located in Western Australia. Throughout Queensland, the Milky mangroves are notorious for their poisonous quality. Even if the mangroves are hurt somehow, either by cutting their leaves or stem or scratch slightly, it produces a white SAP which contains threatening toxins. If this Milky toxin comes in contact with human skin, it’ll cause blisters or swellings due to its chemicals. In severe cases, the chemicals can cause blindness, which can be thankfully recovered.
Wait till you hear about the Manicure tree that can even take your life. Moving on to number six. Gimpy Gimpy Another tree or plant with a weird name is the Gympie Gympie Gympie Gympie is a kind of like a type of soft Bush from the nettle family. This plant is cultivated in Northern Australia, the Malaccas and Indonesia and goes by the name Stinging Tree. It dwells in the tropical rainforests and grows near roads and streams.
The Gympie Gympie can be found in tropical rainforests, but it tends to live in high altitude forests and habitats that will provide enough sun and protection from strong winds. One who touches this plant experiences burning pain. People have described their pain as being burnt with hot acid and electrocuted simultaneously, so don’t go near it. Moving on to number five. Boonya Pine Look at this beautiful, appealing tree.
Its appearance is so striking that it makes us pause and enjoy a good view of it. However, make sure to enjoy this scenery between a distance of 25 to 50 meters away from the tree. There’s a reason why this beautiful tree makes it to this list. You see, the Boonya Pine, located in Western Australia, is itself very threatening. The bunch of pine leaves are covered in sharp and rigid spikes which will cause a nasty scar behind it if you intend to play with it.
But that’s not all. The tree produces cones between December and March. These cones weigh around 10 kg at least. So if you buy any of these massive cones, not only will it be more painful than a coconut, you can even say goodbye to your life. Moving on to number four.
Strict Nine Tree do not go near this tree. Don’t pluck its fruits, don’t touch the bark. In fact, don’t breathe the air around the tree and you should take this seriously. The Strict Knight Tree is found in Southeast Asia and Australia and goes by the name the Poison Nut and is also used by tribals to kill Foxes, wild dogs and rats. The poison, however, is present in the coinshaped seeds, but not entirely on the seeds.
Bits of poison can also be found in the bark of the tree. Although the tribals believe that these seeds are blessed with lifesaving properties, medical experts have confirmed that they are dangerous. There’s a plot twist in the story though. Victims who died due to this tree didn’t touch the bark, neither did they consume the seed, they simply breathed it. Starting out, things get serious.
It’s now time to look at the suicide tree sandbox Tree and then finally the Manicheal tree like we’ve been talking about all through this one. Moving on to number three. The suicide tree. Serper O’dalam, also identified as the suicide tree, acts just like its name. A person who wants to end himself can go pick up the fruit bite into it and enjoy that devastating pain for a few hours and it won’t be long until your heart would stop beating.
The seeds inside the suicide tree’s fruit hold the most amount of toxin called Sabera and can easily knock off a person’s heartbeat. The seed contains high doses of Siberia which can kill you. So please stay away from the tree. Due to this quality the suicide tree is nicknamed the perfect murder weapon. The suicide tree is responsible for approximately 50% of plant poisoning cases and 10% of the total poisoning cases in Kerala, India.
It is indeed the perfect weapon for both suicides as well as homicide cases. Moving on to number two, sandbox tree. The sandbox tree looks quite peculiar and functions peculiar as well. You see those little pointy tips sticking out of the treebody. Well that’s your first sign not to touch it because the outcome won’t be delightful.