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Lithraea caustica


Lithraea caustica is a species of flowering plants in the soapberry family Anacardiaceae.


This plant is endemic to central Chile.


The tree is a well known allergenic and can cause a rash of the skin, the effects and suceptibility of which can vary greatly from person to person.

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isscarr 9 years ago

According to, It's because of the urushiol of the resin.

Max Brodie
Max Brodie 9 years ago

Do you know what causes the allergic reaction? (pollen, oil, latex, etc.)

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Padre Hurtado, XIII Región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile

Spotted on Nov 3, 2012
Submitted on Apr 12, 2013

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