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FDA Poisonous Plant Database

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The Poisonous Plant database provides access to references in the scientific literature (primarily print literature through about 2007) describing studies and reports of the toxic properties and effects of plants and plant parts.

The information in this database is intended only for scientific exchange. It has not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for publication nor does it have any official status. The information is continually increasing and being modified; it is neither error-free not comprehensive. Information herein is in the public domain. Any copyrighted or privately owned material inadvertently included will be removed as soon as possible.

For information or concerns about the toxicity of plants, contact the local Poison Control Center in your area. A directory of these is available from The American Association of Poison Control Centers (http://www.aapcc.org/)

For poisoning emergency call 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call 911.

Search the FDA Poisonous Plant Database (Data updated May 2008)

    Enter a term or exact phrase (e.g., a plant name). All records containing the text will be displayed.
  • Use of common terms such as "poison" or "plant" will generate a large number of returns.
  • Searching on plant names will probably generate the most useful search results.
  • The details link provides a listing of all other plants cited in that particular reference, as well as the full text for abstracts.
  • Contact Fred Fry at frederick.fry@fda.hhs.gov to report problems or errors.

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about 69 records meeting your search criteria returned for "Manihot esculenta subsp. esculenta "
AUTHOR(S): Bell, E. A.
TITLE:  Mankind and plants: The need to conserve biodiversity.
YEAR: 1993 CITATION: Parasitology, 106 S47-S53 [English]
FDA #: F22173
ABSTRACT: Only green plants can convert the single carbon units of atmospheric carbon dioxide into the multi-carbon organic molecules on which all forms of life depend. Only green plants can provide the oxygen required by man and other aerobic organisms. In ad ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Clark, A.
TITLE:  Report on the effects of certain poisons contained in food-plants of West Africa upon the health of the native races.
YEAR: 1936 CITATION: J Trop Med Hyg, 39(23-24), 269-295 [English]
FDA #: F06833
ABSTRACT: Summary: 1. The food-plants commonly containing cyanic glucosides are enumerated, and the effects of these poisons on man and on experimental animals are described. 2. A similar survey is made of the aroid food-plants containing a poisonous saponin ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Dowling, R.
TITLE:  Poisonous plants and human health.
YEAR: 1981 CITATION: Proc Aust Weeds Conf, -(6), 109-114 [English]
FDA #: F22621     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Fernandes, A.
TITLE:  Nocoes de toxicologia e plantas toxicas.
YEAR: 1975 CITATION: Univ Federal do Ceara. Fortaleza. Ceara, Brasil, - 116 pp [Portugese]
FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Oehme, F. W.
TITLE:  Cyanogenic plants.
YEAR: 1981 CITATION: Howard JL (ed) Current vet therapy - food animal practice., - 430-432 [English]
FDA #: F24863     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Poulton, J. E.
TITLE:  Cyanogenesis in plants.
YEAR: 1990 CITATION: Plant Physiol, 94 401-405 [English]
FDA #: F25047     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Seigler, D. S.
TITLE:  The naturally occurring cyanogenic glycosides.
YEAR: 1977 CITATION: Reinhold L et al. (eds.) Progress in phytochemistry., 4 83-120 [English]
FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Shone, D. K.; Drummond, R. B.
TITLE:  Poisonous plants of Rhodesia.
YEAR: 1965 CITATION: Min Agric, - - [English]
FDA #: F23719     See Details
AUTHOR(S): VanGenderen, H.
TITLE:  Adverse effects of naturally occurring nonnutritive substances.
YEAR: 1989 CITATION: DeVries J (ed) Food safety and toxicity. CRC Press. Boca Raton, Florida, -(Chap 11), 147-162 [English]
FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Vetter, J.
TITLE:  Plant cyanogenic glycosides.
YEAR: 2000 CITATION: Toxicon, 38(1), 11-36 [English]
ABSTRACT: The cyanogenic glycosides belong to the products of secondary metabolism, to the natural products of plants. These compounds are composed of an alpha-hydroxynitrile type aglycone and of a sugar moiety (mostly D-glucose). The distribution of the cyano ...     See Details

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