Poisonous Plants of South Africa is a comprehensive guide to the most commonly occuring poisonous plants in South Africa. The book includes:
- Detailed species descriptions of 135 poisonous plants including a description of the plant, type of toxin, potential toxicity of the plant, importance in human or livestock poisoning and poisenous ingredients and pharmacological effects.
- Distribution maps for poisonous plants that occur in the wild.
- More than 450 colour photographs.
- Introductory chapters on human and animal poisoning, first aid treatment, methods of testing for toxicity, extraction and isolation of toxins and poisonous principles and their effects.
- Plant lists according to class of toxin and type of livestock poisoning as well as a useful checklist of poisonous plants and a glossary of medical terms.
288 p., 450 color photos.
Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart