Thursday, October 4, 2012
STUDIO TIMES BULLETIN - OCTOBER 2012
Plant Description: Shrub or small tree; leaves simple, alternate; flowers single, pendent, trumpet-like or funnel-shaped to 1 ft long, 5-lobed at tip, white or yellow.
Origin: South America
Poisonous Part: Flowers, leaves, seeds.
Symptoms: Hallucinations, dry mouth, muscle weakness, increased blood pressure and pulse, fever, dilated pupils, paralysis.
Toxic Principle: Atropine, scopolamine, and hyoscyamine.