New PDF release: A Guide to Poisonous House and Garden Plants

By Anthony Knight

ISBN-10: 1591610281

ISBN-13: 9781591610281

This identify is a superb source to assist indentify toxic vegetation in the house and backyard and includes the most up-tp-date information regarding plant toxicity in canines and cats. This crucial reference permits veterinarians not to basically establish toxic vegetation, but in addition contains the poisonous houses of the plant and the medical indicators that may be anticipated in animals that ingest the vegetation. This instrumental advisor comprises designated discussions at the plant pollutants, the plant elements which are most threatening and the 1st reduction that are supposed to be thought of. The name comprises 192 family and unique plant species, with an emphasis on vegetation often present in and round the domestic. This consumer pleasant consultant is prepared alphabetically through the plant's botanical identify, whereas the index contains universal names indexed to aid locate the categorical plant in query. The 350 prime quality colour images additionally support the practitioner in exact plant id. The hugely visible, simply obtainable layout make this name an amazing toxically reference for small animal practitioners. This name is released by means of Teton New Media within the united states and allotted via Manson Publishing open air of North the USA.

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Monoecious - Having seperate male and female flowers on the same plant. N Node - The part of a stem where the leaf, leaves, or secondary branches emerge. Nutlet - A one-seeded portion of a fruit that fragments at maturity. O Obcordate - Inversely heart-shaped. Oblanceolate - Inversely lanceolate. Oblique - With part not opposite, but slightly uneven. Oblong - Elliptical, blunt at each end, having nearly parallel sides, two to four times as long as broad. Obovate - Inversely ovate. Obtuse - Blunt or rounded.

Linear - A long and narrow organ with the sides nearly parallel. Lobed - Divided to about the middle or less. M Midrib - The central rib of a leaf or other organ; midvein. Monoecious - Having seperate male and female flowers on the same plant. N Node - The part of a stem where the leaf, leaves, or secondary branches emerge. Nutlet - A one-seeded portion of a fruit that fragments at maturity. O Obcordate - Inversely heart-shaped. Oblanceolate - Inversely lanceolate. Oblique - With part not opposite, but slightly uneven.

The leaves are pinnately compound, with 8 - 15 pairs of leaflets. The lavender-pink to pale red pea-like flowers are produced as racemes from leaf axils. The leguminous pods are flat, pubescent, beaked, and when ripe, unfurl to reveal the characteristic attractive scarlet red peas with a black end (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2). Figure 1. Abrus seeds. Figure 2. Abrus vine and seed pod. Toxic Principle and Mechanism of Action Only the seeds of the rosary pea are toxic as they contain potent lectins (toxalbumins) called abrin I and II that are toxic to all animals including humans.

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