Poisonous plants in South African gardens and parks

a field guide
  • 142 Pages
  • 2.53 MB
  • English
Delta Books , Craighall
Plants, Toxic -- handbooks., Poisonous plants -- South Africa -- Identification., Botany -- South Africa., Plants, Cultivated -- South Africa -- Identifica


South Africa, South Af

StatementJoan Munday ; illustrations, Joan van Gogh.
ContributionsVan Gogh, Joan.
LC ClassificationsSB617.5.S6 M86 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination142 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2253866M
ISBN 100908387571
LC Control Number89131445

Get this from a library. Poisonous plants in South African gardens and parks: a field guide. [Joan Munday; Joan Van Gogh]. Poisonous Plants in South African Gardens and Parks: A Field Guide | Joan Munday, Author: Joan Munday Publisher: Delta Books Edition: First Edition ISBN ISBN Condition: Very Good.

Light rubbing to the boards. Binding: Hardcover Pages: Dimensions: x x 3 cm by Joan Munday This guide will assist gardeners, nursery staff and medical personnel in. Briza Publications, - Livestock poisoning plants - pages 0 Reviews Poisonous plants of South Africa is a guide to the most commonly occurring poisonous plants in South Africa.

Poisonous Plants in South African Gardens and Parks: A Field Guide | Joan Munday in the South African Travel & Geography category for sale in Johannesburg (ID). They also include a high proportion of toxic species, at least for humans and livestock (e.g., forbs contribute to over 60% of the most common toxic plants in South Africa; Van Wyk, Van Heerden.

THE TOXICOLOGY OF PLANTS IN SOUTH AFRICA. A part, or parts of a plant may be poisonous, whilst the remainder may be harmless and may even form part of the human or animal diet. This is the case in peach, apricot and prune kernels, which may frequently contain dangerous.

Poisonous Plants in South African Gardens and Parks Munday, Joan in the Other Non-Fiction category for sale in Cape Town (ID). The Medicinal and Poisonous Plants of Southern and Eastern Africa: Being an Account of Their Medicinal and Other Uses, Chemical Composition, Pharmacological Effects and Toxicology in Man and Animal, Volume 1: Authors: John Mitchell Watt, Maria Gerdina Breyer-Brandwijk: Edition: 2: Publisher: E.

& S. Livingstone, Original from: the. Our gardens are filled with all sorts of ferns, shrubs and trees, however, many of these are invasive species, so they sprout and take over areas once inhabited by indigenous species.

More than that, they are poisonous. Here is a list of some of the most prevalent poisonous plants in our area. Toxic and allergenic plants in mediterranean gardens.

The photograph at the top of this page shows Nerium oleander, all parts of which are very poisonous (Photo Wiki Commons). The plants listed here can cause: Poisoning if parts are eaten or smoke is inhaled when the plant is burned.

Phytodermatitis if contact with the skin has occurred. Acute contact dermatitis, either allergic or toxic. Poisonous Plants 17 Toxic Plants In Your Garden. ranaj | Poisonous plants in South African gardens and parks a field.

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. 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 that kill are quite interesting," says the. Designed by Chelsea flower show gold medal winner Ian Drummond, it looks stunning but contains 34 highly poisonous plants which can all be found in gardens, parks. 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.

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In my journey, I see spectacular plants and the fascinating creatures that co-exist with them. This plant book shares a constantly growing collection of the marvels that I’ve encountered. I hope it will give you an increased appreciation of our indigenous flora and fauna and spur you into restoring the natural ecology of the area in which you.

Africa has diverse plant life due to the continent’s variety of landscapes. Desert, grassland, forest, thickets and savannas support different types of plants. In addition, the continent has broad differences in temperature, rainfall, topography and types of soil that create a variety of ecosystems for vegetation.

The five worst invasive species in South Africa are: 1. Pompom weed (Campuloclinium macrocephalum) – Category 1b Pompom weed was introduced to South Africa in horse feed (hay) during the Anglo Boer War () that was imported from Brazil and Argentina.

The plant is a serious threat to the conservation of grasslands in South Africa. This invader causes serious degradation of the veld. Ed Reschke/Getty Images Poison ivy's rash-inducing quality comes from an oil called the leaves are the most toxic part of the plant, contact with any part (even when the plant is bare of foliage) can cause an allergic oil is tenacious; if it gets onto your clothing or pet, you can wind up with a rash long after you leave the woods.

A photographic guide to the most commonly occurring poisonous plants in South Africa is presented to contribute to a better awareness of the dangers of these plants among the general public and help health care professionals (traditional healers, nurses, pharmacists, doctors) to quickly identify poisonous plants in an emergency situation.

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The only way to prevent accidental poisoning is to learn. THE MEDICINAL AND POISONOUS PLANTS OF SOUTHERN AND EASTERN AFRICA Being An Account Of Their Medicinal And Other Uses Chemical Composition Pharmacological Effects And Toxicology In Man And Animal by WATT John Mitchell, BREYER-BRANDWIJK Maria Gerdina and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at South Africa boasts a world of plants that are both fascinating and beautiful.

These range from the fine grasses of the Free State Province and scrubby bushes of the Karoo Region to the dense greenery of the Garden Route forests and the mountain plains of the country's inland. South Africa is home to more than 22 indigenous seed plants from almost different families.

Most books on poisonous plants in New Zealand have been designed for farmers found in and around gardens, parks, and other recreation areas. The first list includes plants that cause harm when South African shrub is included because it is most likely to be grown in the Auckland area.

Bushman’s. Martie Coetser from South Africa on Novem It is actually scary to know that many of the beautiful plants in our garden and home are poisonous. Thanks for reminding me again, Alicia:) Excellent hub, as always:) Congratulations with you permanent hubber score.

You hubs are indeed exceptional stellar. According to the edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, the castor oil plant is the most poisonous in the world, though its cousin abrin, found in the seeds of the jequirity plant, is arguably more lethal.

Castor oil, long used as a laxative, muscle rub, and in cosmetics, is made from the seeds, but the ricin protein is denatured. READ MORE: 5 Plants to make you happy. Pink Perennial Basil. This plant can be used in the herb garden or herbaceous border where it provides masses of flowers throughout summer.

Bees adore the flowers and are drawn to the plant for its nectar. It’s fast growing and reaches a height and spread of about mm. More Invasive Alien Plants of Durban and the Eastern, Sub-tropical Region of South Africa Durban Unicity The publication of this poster was made possible by generous funding from the Lomas Wildlife Protection Trust.

Control and Eradication Control of alien plants in a garden situation is probably best achieved by mechanical means. After the plants die back, the baskets are objects in their own right, lending rustic structure to the kitchen gardens.

For more of this garden, see Babylonstoren Greenhouse: An Idyllic Garden. Society Garlic. Above: Native to South Africa, society garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) is a worthy addition to the herb garden and is not that genteel.

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Poisonous garden plants and other. in Rhodesian parks and gardens. In South Africa, 34 exotic plant species were used to treat health. The beautiful opium poppy is native to Turkey and is a common garden plant in the United States.

When the unripe seed capsules are cut, they exude a milky latex that is the source of raw opium and can be processed into morphine, codeine, and heroin. Ayahuasca is a South American vine used as the primary ingredient for a psychoactive drink. Mabberley's Plant-book is internationally accepted as an essential reference text for anyone studying, growing or writing about plants.

With s entries, this comprehensive dictionary provides information on every family and genus of seed-bearing plant (including conifers), plus ferns and clubmosses, besides economically important mosses and algae.

The last botanical garden on this list is the Johannesburg Botanic Gardens. Placed just outside the city centre, the gardens are home to over 30 trees, species of plants, an arboretum, a Rose Garden and Herb Garden. The gardens are also frequently the venue for concerts and live performances.Poisonous Plants of Australia Revised ed, Angus and Robertson, Sydney.

Australian National Botanic gardens. Poison Plants. Related Articles: Pest Repellent Plants. Every garden is sometimes afflicted with pests - grasshoppers, cabbage white butterfly caterpillars, scale .