The toxicity of twenty-seven plant specimens was investigated and of these the following were found poisonous:-
(a) Psilocaulon absimile N.E. Br.
(b) Adromishcus umbraticolus C.A. Sm. (slightly toxic).
(c) Equisetum ramossissimum Desf.
(d) Chironia transvaalensis Gilg.
(e) Scilla sp. (Nat. Herb. No. 13397).
(f) Ornithoglossum glaucum Salisb.
Equisetum ramossissimum Desf. administered in the fresh state produced symptoms in sheep closely resembling those attributed to this plant.
No previous records of toxicity of the following plants could be found in the available literature:-
Psilocaulon absimile N.E. Br.
Chironia Transvaalensis Gilg.