Title

Toxic ferns of Western Australia

Document Type

Technical Bulletin

Publication Date

1983

Series Number

63

Keywords

Toxicity, Poisonous plants, Ferns, Western Australia

Abstract

Botanical descriptions and notes on the distribution of six species of ferns are given. These plants contain the enzyme thiaminase, which may induce thiamin deficiency, or other constituents toxic to animals. The clinical signs of both thiamin deficiency and fern toxicity in affected livestock are described.

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