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Rosary Pea

Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:18 pm

The Rosary Pea, also known as Crab’s eye or Jumbie bead, is a slender perennial climber that twines around trees, shrubs and hedges. The plant is native to Indonesia, but grows in most parts of the world.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:20 pm

It is best known for its seeds, which are used as beads, and have a bright red to arrange color with a single black spot , not unlike an inverted black widow).

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:21 pm

The poison contained in the plant (abrin) is very similar to the poison ricin, found in some other poisonous plants. There is one main difference between these poisons, and that is that abrin is about 75 times stronger than ricin.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:24 pm

This concludes that the lethal dose is much less, and in some cases as little as 3 micrograms can kill an adult human.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:25 pm

Using seeds as beads even poses a huge threat, as people have been known to die, just from pricking their fingers on the drill bits used to drill the tiny holes in the seeds.



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