Toxic ferns of Western Australia
Toxicity, Poisonous plants, Ferns, Western Australia
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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Aplin, T E, Steele, P, and Nottle, M C. (1983), Toxic ferns of Western Australia. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. Technical Bulletin 63.
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