Argemone species

Show simple item record Botha, C.J. (Christoffel Jacobus) Venter, Elna
dc.contributor.other University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences. Section Pharmacology and Toxicology
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en
dc.coverage.spatial South Africa en 2008-12-17T09:46:40Z 2008-12-17T09:46:40Z 2002
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dc.description.abstract DISTRIBUTION: To be found all over the country; next to roadsides, or other areas where the soil has been disturbed. en
dc.description.abstract BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION: General: These are pioneer plants, which are often mistaken for thistles. Leaves: The rough serrated blue leaves (A.ochroleuca) or grey-green leaves (A. mexicana) are full of prickles. Yellow latex is produced when the plants are cut. Flowers: The flowers resemble those of true poppies. Those of A. mexicana are bright yellow, while the flowers of A. ochroleuca are mainly cream-coloured. Fruit: The fruits are capsule-like and spiny and the seeds are black with indentations (like a hand grenade). en
dc.description.abstract TOXIC PRINCIPLE: Isoquinoline alkaloids: 1. Berberine • Intense yellow, bitter alkaloid. • Eventually leads to respiratory depression and paralysis 2. Protopine • Cardiovascular suppression 3. Sanguinarine (predominantly in seed) • Causes dilation of capillaries and increased permeability en
dc.description.abstract SYSTEMS AFFECTED: Cardiovascular and respiratory systems. en
dc.description.abstract CLINICAL SIGNS: Cattle: Subcutaneous oedema, ascites Sheep: Lung emphysema (berberine effect) Chickens: Blue combs, ascites and subcutaneous oedema. en
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dc.identifier.citation Botha, CJ & Venter, E 2002, 'Plants poisonous to livestock Southern Africa (CD-ROM)' University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences, Section Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pretoria, South Africa. en
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dc.subject Plant poisoning en
dc.subject Toxicology en
dc.subject Plant poisoning in animals en
dc.subject Poisonous plants en
dc.subject Isoquinoline alkaloids en
dc.subject.lcsh Poisonous plants -- Toxicology -- Africa, Southern en
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary toxicology en
dc.title Argemone species en
dc.title.alternative Mexican poppy en
dc.title.alternative Bloudissel af
dc.title.alternative Argemone ochroleuca, A. subfusiformis en
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