Doctor Fullham
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Non-Foundation attempt at general containment of SCP-XXXX

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: As SCP-XXXX is found in nature, full containment is currently impossible. Foundation personnel are to be stationed as civilians in areas where SCP-XXXX is common, and are instructed to spread general information about the harmful effects of SCP-XXXX, encouraging civilians to avoid it. Areas where SCP-XXXX is most prevalent are the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, The Bahamas, northern tropical South America and southern North America, especially near the State of Florida.

Do not touch your eyes while near the tree. Do not pick up any of the ominously shiny, tropic-green leaves.

Description: SCP-XXXX is visually and physically identical to the Hippomane mancinella (Manchineel Tree). It grows up to 15 meters tall and has red-grey bark, small greenish-yellow flowers, shiny green leaves that are 5-10cm long and serrated, and fruit that look like small yellow-green apples. However, unlike its non-anomalous counterparts, SCP-XXXX exhibits a mild compulsive effect in a roughly 5 meter radius circle. Foundation surveys using D-Class personnel have determined that roughly one in seven Hippomane mancinella are instances of SCP-XXXX.

Like the Hippomane mancinella, every part of SCP-XXXX is dangerous to humans. The various components and their dangers are broken down below:

Sap: The sap contains phorbol1 and other skin irritants, which produce strong allergic dermatitis on contact with human skin. This sap becomes especially dangerous during rain, as water with even a small amount of sap will cause the skin to blister on contact. If the sap comes in contact with the eye, it can cause bullous dermatitis, acute keratoconjunctivitis and possibly large corneal epithelial defects.

Do not stand under or even near the tree for any length of time whatsoever.

Bark and Leaves: The sap is found in both the bark and leaves. Skin contact with the leaves or bark can cause the same symptoms as contact with the sap. The smoke produced by combustion of the wood may cause injuries if it comes in contact with eyes.

You might want to rest your hand on the trunk, or touch a branch. Do not touch the tree trunk or any branches.

Fruit: The fruit is potentially fatal if eaten, although symptoms severe enough to cause death in humans are uncommon. Ingesting the fruit can cause severe gastroenteritis with bleeding, shock, bacterial superinfection, and the potential for airway compromise due to edema. When ingested, the fruit is reportedly sweet, with a subsequent peppery feeling, gradually progressing to a burning, tearing sensation and tightness of the throat. Symptoms continue to worsen until the subject can barely ingest solid food due to the pain and feeling of an obstructing pharyngeal lump. Similar to the burning sensation caused by capsaicin, these symptoms can be slightly alleviated by ingesting milk.

You may be tempted to eat the fruit. Do not eat the fruit.