Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pokok Ipoh

Venue: Dataran Stesen KTMB, Ipoh

Ipoh Tree (Antiaris toxicarial), also known as pokok upas or pokok epu, is the tree that lend its name to the city of Ipoh. One of the earliest references to this word being used as the name of Ipoh appeared in the book "Perak and the Malays" by J.F. McNair in 1878.

The Ipoh tree produces a poisonous sap that is used by the orang asli fir the darts of their blowpipes.

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