Common Names: Little
Manchioneel, Poison Bush, Grimms Tree
eglandulosum grows as a large shrub to small tree up to 8 m in
height. The leaves are arranged alternately, up to 10 cm in length,
up 3 cm in width and have 2 glands at the leaf base. The leaf margin
serrulate with hooked spines arising from the teeth. Stems and
leaves produce a milky sap.
Grimmeodendron eglandulosum is
monoecious with the flowers are arranged in terminal spikes. The
flowers have 3 sepals in the calyx, are a yellowish-green, and are
subtended by a large bract.. The staminate flowers have 3 stamens and
occur in groups of 1-4 flowers. The carpellate flowers occur in
groups of 2-3 with each having a superior ovary that has three
locules. The fruit is a 3-lobed capsule that spits apart into 6
sections. The seeds are brown with dark lines.
eglandulosum grows primarily in Dry Broadleaf Evergreen
Formations – Forests/Shrublands (coppice) as well as Pine
Distribution in Bahamas/Globally:
Grimmeodendron eglandulosum occurs in the central and northern
Bahamas as well as Cuba.
Grimmeodendron eglandulosum has no known medicinal usage in
the Bahamian Archipelago.
All parts of Grimmeodendron
eglandulosum are considered poisonous!!
Contact with Grimmeodendron
eglandulosum should be avoided at all costs as the sap can cause