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Title: Acokanthera oppositifolia (Lam.) Codd. – An ornamental poisonous plant
Authors: Kumar, Sandeep
Singh, HB
Keywords: Acokanthera oblongifolia;Acokanthera oppositifolia;Poisonous;Medicinal;Ornamental;Sarp;Bushman poison bush;Poison bush
Issue Date: Apr-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. cl.7A61K 35/78, A01G 1/00
Abstract: Out of total five species of Acokanthera G. Don, two South and East African species, Acokanthera oblongifolia (Hochst.) Codd. and A. oppositifolia (Lam.) Codd are grown as ornamental shrub or small trees in Indian gardens. The flowers are sweet scented and fruits are attractive like black plum but whole plant is highly poisonous. The paper highlights the reported medicinal and poisonous properties of latter species and suggests not growing this species in school premises or public places.
Page(s): 124-124
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.5(2) [March-April 2006]

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