Known As:  Nux Vomica, Poison Nut, Quaker Buttons
Latin Name:  Strychnos nux-vomica
Description: Medium-sized tree with short, crooked trunk and white, close-grained hard wood.  Deep green shoots.  Opposite oval leaves that are shiny and smooth on both sides.  Small greeny-white flowes with a funnel and a disagreeable smell.  Fruit about the size of a large apple with a hard orange rind containing 5 flattened disc-shaped seeds in a soft white jelly pulp.
Poisonous Parts:  Entire plant.  Contains strychnine and brucine alkaloids with traces of strychnicine and the loganin glucoside along with caffeotannic acid and a trace of copper.
Symptoms: Causes convulsions.
Treatment: Contact your veterinarian.