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Why is 'Alstonia' called 'The Devil Tree'?

Question #145591. Asked by LoveAnimals555.
Last updated Mar 15 2018.
Originally posted Mar 15 2018 12:21 PM.

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It sounds like there is more than one possibility. One suggestion is that the scent of the tree would encourage people to sit and sleep their forever. Another possibility was that the flowers and fruit of the treat would attract a large number of animals there at night, which was seen as the devil's time.


Mar 15 2018, 12:59 PM
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