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Ochrosia elliptica, Bloodhorn, Mangrove Ochrosia

Ochrosia elliptica

Bloodhorn, Mangrove Ochrosia
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Australia
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowersPoisonous or toxicEthnomedical plant.
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Ochrosia elliptica has attractive leathery dark green elliptic to obovate leaves. Fruits resemble elongated tomatoes or a pair of red horns.

Obviously salt tolerant, it would make an attractive specimen plant for a coastal garden in a warm climate, though the fact that the attractive fruit are poisonous must be taken into account.

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