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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Ouabain was initially described as a compound extracted from plants, such as Acocanthera ouabaio and Strophanthus gratus, and has been used for the treatment of congestive heart failure due to its positive ionotropic effect on cardiac muscle [1].
Officials with the Amboseli trust believe poachers are using a poison made from acocanthera shrubs, which are common in Kenya.