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Cerbera manghas L.
Native Frangipani
This plant was grows near the shore  in North Queensland. A potent drug cerberin has been extracted from the extremely poisonous seeds.


  Cerbera manghas Cerbera manghas
  Description:Flowers Description:Flower - side view
  Location:Tip of Cape York, North Queensland Location:Kulki Boardwalk, Cape Tribulation, North Queensland
   GPS coordinates: 10˚41.538S 142˚31.910E  GPS coordinates: 16˚04.5390S 145˚28.4010E
  Date:9 June 2013 Date:27 November 2016
  Field No.:2186 Field No.:5774
     
  Cerbera manghas Cerbera manghas
 
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Flowers and buds
  Location:Kulki Boardwalk, Cape Tribulation, North Queensland Location:Tip of Cape York, North Queensland
   GPS coordinates: 16˚04.5390S 145˚28.4010E  GPS coordinates: 10˚41.538S 142˚31.910E
  Date:27 November 2016 Date:9 June 2013
  Field No.:5774 Field No.:2186
     
  Cerbera manghas Cerbera manghas
 
  Description:Tree on hillside overlooking beach Description:Flowers and leaves
  Location:Kulki Boardwalk, Cape Tribulation, North Queensland Location:Kulki Boardwalk, Cape Tribulation, North Queensland
   GPS coordinates: 16˚04.5390S 145˚28.4010E  GPS coordinates: 16˚04.5390S 145˚28.4010E
  Date:27 November 2016 Date:27 November 2016
  Field No.:5774 Field No.:5774
     


References (accessed 16 January 2017):

Williams, K.A.W. (1999), Native Plants of Queensland 3:62

Beasley J (2009), Plants of Cape York, John Beasley

Forster, P.I. in Orchard, A.E. (ed.) (1996), Apocynaceae. Flora of Australia 28 : 142

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