grubby question

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thanks for telling me about this tree as i'd never heard of it, funny thing i just stumbled across a YouTube clip which also mentions it.... need to find out more about it to ID and avoid it! i learned something new so my thread wasn't for nothing:)

"edibility test" (slight variations possible): place sample of possible food plant against skin (of upper arm inside) -- if no rash occurs put small sample inside mouth under lip/tongue -- if no burning sensation/funny taste try small sample and wait 8hours, if no reaction try larger sample and wait another 8hours -- if still no reaction ---> plant == edible
no idea where that idea originated but it's not worth the risk (as manchineel/ manzanilla del muerte (=little death apple) clearly shows), bracken fern fiddle heads and other plants can lead to negative effects long-term which this test won't tell you... It should also be pointed out that animals incl. monkeys can digest plants hominids can not...
 
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