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Metopium toxiferum (Florida poisontree)
Cressler, Alan

Metopium toxiferum

Metopium toxiferum (L.) Krug & Urb.

Florida Poisontree, Poisonwood

Anacardiaceae (Sumac Family)

Synonym(s): Amyris toxifera

USDA Symbol: METO3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)

Can cause contact dermatitis similar to its relatives, Toxicodendron spp.: Poison Ivies, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White

Distribution

USA: FL

Benefit

Use Wildlife: Its fruits are eaten by White-crowned Pigeons (Patagioenas leucocephala).
Warning: Exposure to this plant may cause contact dermatitis.
Attracts: Birds
Poisonous: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Metopium toxiferum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Metopium toxiferum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Metopium toxiferum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-08-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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