The Poisonous Plants of Bombay

K.R. Kirtikar, Scientific, 2003, vi, 300 p, ISBN : 8172333447, $33.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

The Poisonous Plants of Bombay/K.R. Kirtikar

Contents: Introduction. 1. Strobilanthes callosus nees (Acanthaceae). 2. Trichosanthes palmata Roxb. (Cucurbitaceae). 3. Kaempferia rotunda (Linn.) Willd. (Scitamineae). 4. Pythonium wallichianum Kunth (Aroideae). 5. Trichosanthes cucumerina Linn. (Cucurbitaceae). 6. Gloriosa superba Linn. (Liliaceae). 7. Cucumis trigonus Roxb. (Cucurbitaceae). 8. Terminalia bellerica Roxb. (Combretaceae). 9. Strychnos nux-vomica Linn. (Loganiaceae). 10. Cerbera thevetia Willd. (Apocynaceae). 11. Amorphophallus campanulatus Blume (Aroideae). 12. Moringa pterigosperma Gaert. (Moringeae). 13. Semecarpus anacardium Linn. (Anacardiaceae). 14. Plumbago rosea Linn. (Plumbagineae). 15. Anacardium occidentale Linn. (Anacardiaceae). 16. Alangium lamarckii Thwaites (Cornaceae). 17. Corallocarpus epigaea Hook. f. (Cucurbitaceae). 18. Plumbago zeylanica Linn. (Plumbagineae). 19. Nerium odorum soland. (Apocynaceae). 20. Calotropis gigantea Br. (Asclepiadeae). 21. Datura fastuosa Linn. (Solanaceae). 22. Jatropha curcas Linn. (Euphorbiaceae). Index of plant names.

"This volume presents 22 species of common poisonous plants occurring in the erstwhile Presidency of Bombay. The papers contain practical experience of poisonous cases by plants while teaching and working in Grant Medical College, Bombay. It also contains description of various plant parts and usages described in various authentic works by past workers.

"Definition of poisonous plants has been very well explained by Dr. Kirtikar from medical point of view. These plants used by tribals have also been discussed."

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