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Karwinskia humboldtiana (R. & S.) Zucc.; loon che'

Tree; leaves opposite (or sub-opposite), simple, oblong-elliptic, base rounded, margin entire, apex acute, pinnately veined with many closely-spaced secondary veins; flowers small, axillary; fruits small blackish drupes.

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Seeds are reported to be poisonous, causing paralyis or death if consumed (Standley 1930).