Poisonous Plants and Animals of Florida and the Caribbean

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Pineapple Press Inc, 1997 - Nature - 315 pages
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-- By identifying dangerous organisms, this book makes life safer for those who encounter the exuberant diversity of nature in the American tropics
-- Part One illustrates and describes each poisonous plant and animal in a nontechnical manner
-- Part Two provides in-depth information of the toxins, symptoms, and treatments presently recorded in the scientific literature, as well as beneficial uses and folklore
-- A must for campers, hikers, bicyclists, kayakers -- anyone who spends time in the Florida outdoors
 

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Contents

Menispermaceae
62
Porifera
80
DINOFLAGELLATA
121
VASCULAR PLANTS
127
Metopium toxiferum Poisonwood 10
134
Nerium oleander Oleander 14
140
Araceae
147
Monstera deliciosa Monstera 18
150
Cissampelos pareira Velvetleaf 62
216
Sorghum halepense Johnson grass 68
229
Solandra guttata Chalice vine 75
242
Neofibulia nolitangere Dont touch me sponge 80
249
Anthozoa
255
Dasymutilla occidentalis North American COW killer 94
261
Arachnida
267
Loxosceles reclusa Brown recluse spider 102
269

Bignoniaceae
156
Cycadaceae
162
Euphorbia cyathophora Wild poinsettia 33
168
Hura crepitans Sandbox tree 38
174
Jatropha curcas Physicnut 39
176
Leguminosae
189
Leucaena leucocephala Wild tamarind 55
202
Fish
275
Osteopilus septentrionalis Cuban tree frog 111
282
Micrurus fulvius Coral Snake 116
289
Toxins and Other Chemicals of Interest
295
Selected References
305
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