Acocanthera


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Noun1.Acocanthera - small genus of trees and shrubs containing strongly toxic cardiac glycosidesAcocanthera - small genus of trees and shrubs containing strongly toxic cardiac glycosides; Arabia to Africa
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Apocynaceae, dogbane family, family Apocynaceae - chiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers; many are sources of drugs
Acocanthera oblongifolia, Acocanthera spectabilis, poison arrow plant, winter sweet - medium-sized shrubby tree of South Africa having thick leathery evergreen leaves and white or pink flowers and globose usually two-seeded purplish black fruits
Acocanthera oppositifolia, Acocanthera venenata, bushman's poison, ordeal tree - evergreen shrub or tree of South Africa
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Officials with the Amboseli trust believe poachers are using a poison made from acocanthera shrubs, which are common in Kenya.