MANCHINEEL, a large tree of the West Indies and South America; the wood possesses some of the general characters of mahogany and is similarly used but it is much less common. The wood is described as being yollow brown, beautifully clouded,and very close, hard, and durable. It is said the Indiana poison their arrows with its juice, and that the wood-cutters make a fire around it before felling it, to cause the poisonous sap to run out, to avoid injuring their eyes.

This has been accurately described in Bancroft's Guiana, p. 86-7, and Colonel Lloyd nays of it: " The juice of this tree is a most deadly poison; it bears a little apple appearing so like the English fruit, and so tempting, that many new comers have been poisoned by eating it. The tree is poisonous while green; sleeping under it has the most deadly effect, and I have myself been blistered most severely by passing under one in a shower of rain, when some of the drops have fallen on me; its effects are like molten lead."

Hipomane Mancenella is the Manchineel-tree of the Wert Indics. Cameraria lati-folia is called bastard Manchineel.