When participating in trekking journeys through the forests, you will see a lot of new trees that catch the eye, but in the measurement there are poisonous forest trees that absolutely should not be touched if you want to keep yourself safe.

Finger leaf tree

This must be the most famous poisonous forest tree. The leafy plant, also known as the yellow finger, the extract drug is a type of vine, stems and branches without feathers, on the stem is slightly vertical. Opposite leaves, oblong egg-shaped, mark-shaped, pointed stalks, whole edges, smooth shadows, 7-12cm long, 2.5-5.5cm wide, often wild in mountain forests

Poisonous forest trees
Finger-leafed trees – poisonous forest trees should absolutely not touch

The toxicity of this forest plant is classified as extremely toxic, from stems, flowers, leaves that have not yet read the strength. For adults just eating 3-4 leaves is enough to be fatal. Many suicides in the high mountains use this plant. People with finger leaf poisoning have symptoms of thirst, sore throat, dizziness, dizziness, nausea, which then leads to muscle fatigue, hypothermia, low blood pressure, tight tooth bites, foaming at the mouth, severe abdominal pain, weak heartbeat, shortness of breath, dilated pupils and very rapid death from respiratory arrest.

Black cherry

This fruit has a very beautiful name, also known scientifically as Atropa Belladonna, black cherry is a herbaceous plant in the solanaceae family. Appearance, black cherries in quite similar to the familiar fruit blueberries, black grapes,… But in fact this is a very dangerous poisonous forest plant that contains extremely strong toxins – cyanide.

When ingesting 3-5 black cherries, the victim can dilate pupils, blurred vision, heart palpitations, loss of balance, headache, rash, dry mouth and throat, stuttering, constipation, disorders, hallucinations, seizures … leading to death.

Wild cherries

Wild cherries are the common name of the group of wild cherry trees, which on the surface seems no different from the type of peach planted. However, not all wild cherries are edible, as some cherries contain cianyde – a poisonous substance that can take the life of anyone who dares to taste them.


The wisteria is quite famous for its beauty whenever in the blooming season. The flowers of the wisteria are purple and drooping into beautiful bunches, but deeply hidden beauty is a type of extreme reading called glycoside, which is found in seeds, fruits and bark, and if ingested can lead to abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath even death.

Poisonous forest trees
Wisteria – poisonous forest trees should absolutely not be touched

American green fruit

American fruit – Pokeberries – is a shrub with a reddish-purple body and the fruit grows into purple clusters. It is this appearance that makes many people mistakenly think of them as grapes and are comfortable eating them.

Poisonous forest trees
American green fruit – poisonous forest trees absolutely should not touch

Although the fruit is the place that contains the least toxins, if you eat 5-10 berries, you may have symptoms of nausea, vomiting diarrhea or even loss of life.

Fly resin

It is a wild plant that grows commonly in many countries of Europe, North Africa, western and central Asia. The fruit of this poisonous forest plant has an eye-catching color but contains saponins toxins. If unfortunately ingestion of this fruit can cause vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration and drowsiness.

Poisonous forest trees
Fly sap fruit – poisonous forest trees absolutely should not be touched

Buffalo persimmon

Buffalo pink tree, a tree of the Curtain family, also known as rom tree, chicken medal tree, Khua nectar tree, raven hook tree (Thai Nguyen), sloa genus (Cao Bang) …

The main toxin present in buffalo persimmons is alcaloids, which are abundant in the nucleus. When ingesting buffalo berries will lead to respiratory failure, cardiovascular failure, toxins that directly affect heart muscle cells and cause acute pulmonary edema.

Han Leaf Tree

Han leaf trees grow a lot in the Northwest and Central Highlands of our country, is a tree with a large leaf shape, many serrated teeth are quite easy to identify. Han leaf tree is a plant that causes extremely strong itching, when touching the leaves the whole body will develop itching, sores and swallow the flesh. For people with thin skin, if you touch this type of leaf can also cause allergies to the point of death.

Poisonous forest trees
Han leaf trees – poisonous forest trees absolutely should not be touched

Sui Tree

The sui tree, also known as the smog plant, grows wild in some northern mountainous areas. This poisonous forest tree resin is extremely toxic, if shot into the eyes by sui resin will cause inflammation to blindness. If sui resin sticks to the wound or on the scratched skin, the victim is immediately poisoned with symptoms such as dilated muscles, heart muscle, slowing heart rate and cardiac arrest, the person is pasty, soft, the eyes are closed and the face is pale.

Buffalo horn tree

The tree has the scientific name Strophanthus Caudatus. This is a very beautiful flowering species, the fruit has the appearance of buffalo horns and strong toxicity.

Poisonous forest trees
Buffalo horn trees – poisonous forest trees should absolutely not touch

Buffalo horn trees of the Apocynaceae family, bloom very beautifully, the fruit is shaped like a buffalo horn but the toxicity of the strong type of both leaves, roots, seeds and plastic are poisonous. When poisoned, restless people struggle, prolonged vomiting causes dehydration syndrome and electrolyte disorders, dizziness, dizziness, tinnitus headache, difficulty breathing, blurred eyes and disturbed heart rate, at a slow time, symptoms are severe. Failure to provide timely emergency care can be fatal in 48 hours.

So we’ve learned about 10 unique types of forest trees. If you are a passionate about trekking, often have to climb through dangerous forests, please note this information for your trips!

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