By: BE van Wyk, F van Heerden & B van Oudtshoorn
Extent: 288 pages
Format: 240 x 168 mm (hardcover)
450 + colour photos
Poisonous Plants of South Africa is a comprehensive photographic guide to indigenous and alien plants that cause human and animal poisoning in South Africa. It includes detailed descriptions of 135 poisonous plants, distribution map for each species and more than 450 excellent photographs for easy identification. Highly informative introductory chapters are included, dealing with topics such as human and animal poisoning in SA, first aid treatment, types of toxins and their effect, methods of testing for toxicity as well as extraction and isolation of toxins. This book is an essential reference guide for doctors, veterinarians, farmers, gardeners or anyone with an interest or involvement in botany.