Excoecaria densiflora (Baker) Pax
Stillingia lineata densiflora Baker
Excoecaria benthamiana is a shrub or a tree growing up to 5 metres tall. All parts of the plant exude an abundant, milky sap[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
The populations of this species are healthy and stable, at least on te islands of Mahé and Praslin. It is mainly threatened by its restricted range, however the invasion of alien species, such as Cinnamomum verum and Alstonia macrophylla, may become a threat for the rejuvenation of this species in the future. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Indian Ocean - Seychelles.
Exposed, rocky outcrops and in open forest at elevations from 300 - 650 metres[
The latex is a powerful vesicant and is applied externally to warts[
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