Clidemia hirta

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Clidemia hirta

plant in family Melatostomataceae; contains toxic tannins; causes hepatitis, nephrosis and weight loss. Called also harendong.
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Koster's curse, also known as soapbush, infests more than 200,000 acres in Hawaii.
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