TITLE

POISONOUS PLANTS

AUTHOR(S)
Burnie, David
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Plant;2006, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
A chapter from the book "Plant" is presented. It focuses on poisonous plants and the substances they produce. Poisonous substances discussed include ricin from the seeds of castor-oil plant, urushiol from poison ivy, cyanide from cherry laurel, dinoflagellates from sea algaes, and digitoxin from foxgloves. Their uses, according to the author, range from protection to treatment of medical conditions. Further, the author notes that these substances usually work when swallowed or touched.
ACCESSION #
43662861

 

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