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Poisonous plants of South Africa

Ben-Erik Van Wyk

Poisonous plants of South Africa

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Published by Briza Publications in Pretoria .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Poisonous plants -- South Africa.,
    • Livestock poisoning plants -- South Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementBen-Erik van Wyk, Fanie van Heerden, Bosch van Oudtshoorn.
      ContributionsVan Heerden, Fanie., Van Oudtshoorn, Bosch.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQK100.S7 V36 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination288 p. :
      Number of Pages288
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3732128M
      ISBN 101875093303
      LC Control Number2003390196


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Poisonous plants of South Africa by Ben-Erik Van Wyk Download PDF EPUB FB2

The red-data listing has been compared with that of South Africa in of the 80 recorded plant species are reported to be poisonous in literature (Jacot Guillarmod, ; Ndhlala et al. About this book Comprehensive guide to the most commonly poisonous plants, both indigenous and alien, in South Africa.

Contains detailed species descriptions of poisonous plants with a description of the plant, the potential toxicity of the plant and. Poisonous plants of South Africa is a guide to the most commonly occurring poisonous plants in South Africa.

From inside the book What people are saying - Write a review. Poisonous plants of South Africa Poisonous plants of South Africa book a guide to the most commonly occurring poisonous plants in South Africa. Category: Livestock poisoning plants The Medicinal And Poisonous Plants Of Southern And Eastern Africa.

Poisonous plants of veterinary and human importance in Southern Africa Article Literature Review (PDF Available) in Journal of Ethnopharmacology (3). Common poisonous plants in South Africa, (click on links below to see images, descriptions and locations of where the plants grow commonly): Syringa.

Melia azedarach (Syringa Tree) Euphorbia (Spurge) Monstera Deliciosa (Delicious Monster) Dieffenbachia (Dumbcane) Colocasia Esculenta (Elephant’s Ear Plant) Zantedeschia (Arum Lily). Syringa trees were introduced to South Africa from Asia as ornamental plants, but are now a major problem as invaders of natural vegetation.

These medium-to-large trees produce attractive clusters of yellow berries that are poisonous (Figs 5 and 6). Human poisoning in South Africa.

"The Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants by Nelson, Shih, and Balick is a thoroughly revised and updated. The new Handbook authors include a botanist and two physicians in the active practice of medical toxicology and emergency medicine/5(13).

The seeds contain one of the most poisonous naturally occuring substances known to man, according to Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Just one seed can kill a child, as Author: Lauren Piro. 16 rows  Poisonous plants are plants that produce toxins that deter Well known as a.

Poisonous plants of South Africa Hardcover – Decem by Ben-Erik van Wyk (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Hardcover, Import, Decem Author: Ben-Erik van Wyk.

Poisonous plants of South Africa is a guide to the most commonly occurring poisonous plants in South Africa. The medicinal and poisonous plants of Southern Africa and Eastern Africa: being an account of their medicinal and other uses, chemical composition, pharmacological effects and toxicology in man and animal.

Edition. by Watt, John Mitchell; Breyer-Brandwijk, Maria G. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Tobacco is the most widely grown commercial non-food plant in the world.

All parts of the plant, especially its leaves, contain the toxic alkaloids nicotine and anabasine, and can be fatal if eaten. Despite its designation as a cardiac poison, nicotine from tobacco is widely consumed around the world and is both psychoactive and addictive.

Castor Bean Plant (Castor Oil Plant, Mole Bean Plant, African Wonder Tree, Castor Bean) | Scientific Names: Ricinus communis | Family: Euphorbiaceae Ceriman (Cutleaf Philodendron, Hurricane Plant, Swiss Cheese Plant, Mexican Breadfruit) | Scientific Names: Monstera Poisonous plants of South Africa book | Family: Araceae.

The bloutulp, or Moraea polystachya, is a perennial plant that bears white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers. The bloutulp can be found in the central region of southern Africa, often in grazing lands where farmers and ranchers become concerned about their livestock eating this poisonous plant.

The Medicinal and Poisonous Plants of Southern Africa: Being an Account of their Medicinal Uses, Chemical Composition, Pharmacological Effects. About indigenous poisonous plant species are found in South Africa, and different parts of these plants – the leaves, pods or seeds – may be toxic.

Losses due to plant poisoning can be direct, causing instant death, for example, or indirect, leading to loss of condition, poor production, such as loss of milk yield, or reproductive Author: Janine Ryan.

Arrow poisons are used to poison arrow heads or darts for the purposes of hunting and warfare. They have been used by indigenous peoples worldwide and are still in use in areas of South America, Africa and e examples are the poisons secreted from the skin of the poison dart frog, and curare (or 'ampi'), a general term for a range of plant-derived arrow poisons.

Whether a plant kills with pleasure or with pain, visitors can count on walking away from the Poison Garden with an entertaining anecdote. "Most plants Author: Natasha Geiling.

This small book helps fill a longfelt want. No simple account has hitherto been available to farmers, doctors, police officers, veterinarians and chemists in East Africa who may require information on its subject.

The authors, one formerly in charge of the East African Herbarium, the other a former field zoologist in the Veterinary Department of Kenya, " dealt with several Cited by: The medicinal and poisonous plants of Southern Africa: being an account of their medicinal and other uses, chemical composition, pharmacological effects and toxicology in man and animal.

by Pro John Mitchell Watt, Maria Gerdina Breyer-Brandwijk. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Poisonous Plants of South Africa.

Ben-Eric van Wyk, Fanie van Heerden, Bosch van Oudtshoorn BRIZA. Poisonous Plants of South Africa is a comprehensive guide to the most commonly occurring poisonous plants in South Africa. The book includes: Detailed species descriptions of poisonous plants. Many poisonous plants live and thrive in the world's rain forests.

Stinging brush uses toxic hairs to poison potential predators. The strychnine tree's berries have toxic seeds. The curare vine's juice from its poisonous flowers coats the arrows of indigenous hunters.

PRECIS includes all indigenous and naturalised plants recorded from the same area as the Flora of south-ern Africa(Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho).

This book is largely based on PRECIS and includes data on life cycle, life form, height of plant and altitude together with updated information on literature references, synonyms. Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants List. ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: () This list contains plants that have been reported as having systemic effects on animals and/or intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract.

More than excellent full-colour photographs that will assist in the identification of poisonous plants and plant parts. Introductory chapters on human and animal poisoning in South Africa, first aid treatment, methods of testing for toxicity, extraction and isolation of toxins and poisonous principles and their effects.

Plant Identification. The old saying “Leaves of three, Let it be!” is a helpful reminder for identifying poison ivy and oak, but not poison sumac which usually has clusters of leaves. Even poison ivy and poison oak may have more than three leaves and their form may vary greatly depending upon the exact species encountered, the local environment, and.

The floral kingdom of southern Africa comprises well over 30 species of higher plants, many of which have the potential to be toxic to animals and humans.1,2 Livestock losses due to poisoning by plants have been significant over the years and have prompted extensive research efforts.

Although there is a considerable body of information in the veterinary field, there is a Cited by: 2. Guide to Toxic Plants in Forages ~5~ Identification: Plants in this group start as basal rosettes. In golden ragwort, basal leaves can start nar-row, with long, slender petioles, then widen into a spoon shape.

Golden ragwort’s leaves are often purplish. Cress-leaf groundsel’s basal leaves do not have long petioles, but are pin-nately divided.

To search for photos of these plants, check the UC Berkeley CalPhotos: Plants site. Toxicity Class (third column in table below). Major Toxicity: These plants may cause serious illness or death.

If ingested, immediately call the Poison Control Center -- () -- or your doctor. Minor Toxicity: Ingestion of these plants may cause minor illnesses such as vomiting or diarrhea. Rosalind Dalefield BVSc PhD DABVT DABT, in Veterinary Toxicology for Australia and New Zealand, Introduction.

There are a large number of poisonous plants of Australia. Details of distribution, identifying characteristics and color photographs, are thoroughly covered in Dr. Ross McKenzie’s recent book Australia’s Poisonous Plants, Fungi and Cyanobacteria.

POISONOUS PLANTS Plants most commonly recorded poisoning people (mainly children) in South Africa Datura stramonium (Stinkblaar) – seed The flowers are succeeded by large, egg shaped seed capsules of a green colour, about the size of a large walnut and covered with numerous sharp It exhales a rank, very heavy and somewhatFile Size: KB.

Many native and exotic plants are poisonous to humans when ingested or if there is skin contact with plant chemicals. However, the most common problems with poisonous plants arise from contact with the sap oil of several native plants that cause an allergic skin reaction—poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.

Cats will chew on plants. And because they love to climb and explore, it is difficult to keep plants out of their reach. If you want to keep plants in your house, or if you let your cat out into your yard, you need to be able to accurately identify plants and flowers that are poisonous to cats.

The shape of poison sumac leaves is described by botanists as "pinnately compound." Pinnate means resembling a feather; compound means that, instead of one, unified structure, a plant's leaf is really composed of multiple leaflets joined by stems. Poison sumac has leaves made up of 5 to 13 leaflets.

While the exact number varies, it is always an odd number. Poisonous/toxic plants have also been discussed in Chap Veterinary Toxicology. Define poisonous plants. A poisonous plant is defined as a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism or any plant capable evoking a toxic and/or fatal reaction.