Florida Poison Tree - Metopium toxiferum
A small Western Hemisphere genus of subtropical and tropical habitats, and represented in Florida by a single species, Poisonwood is a small tree with a sap that may cause extreme allergenic reactions. The presence of the sap is evident in blackish spots on the bark. The bark is reddish-brown and scaly, and the tree typically has a rounded crown of pinnately compound leaves composed of 3-7 leathery, shiny leaflets that are often notched. The tiny flowers are yellowish-green with five petals; they are produced in clusters. The shiny fruits are yellowish-orange.