Suicide tree


The Scientific name of the Suicide tree: Cerbera odollam Gaertn 

Name of Suicide tree in different languages:-

Malayalam: Othalam, Chattan kaya- ഒതളം,ചട്ടൻകായ

Sanskrit: Svanamara, Auddalaka

Hindi: Dabur, Sukanu

English: Odollam tree, Dog-bane, Suicide tree, Pilikirbir, Pong-pong

Plant Description:-

A suicide tree or  Pong-pong is a shrub or small tree that grows up to  5 m. in tall, The leaves are green in color,  terminally ganged, with tapering at the base, accumulated apex, and flowers are white with five petals are a yellow dot in the middle, fruits are green, looks like a small mango, ovoid sized 2 cm and 1.5 cm. which is toxic, plant produce a milky white latex.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Elongated Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Linear-parellel-marginn-elongated  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Wood, leaf, seed, latex

Medicinal uses:


Chemical contents:

Cerberin, alkaloid toxin, Odollin

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