Flora of Panipat District-Abrus precatorious - 23-9-10

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Balkar Arya

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23-Sept-2010, 12:56:34 pm23/09/10
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Dear All

A precatorious from Khukhrana Panipat
A P 11 -unripened seeds on palm

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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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Pankaj Kumar

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23-Sept-2010, 1:22:42 pm23/09/10
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This is another plant which is enlisted as the top poisonous plants of
the world. Handle with care plz, especially the young seeds which have
lot of alkaloids over the surface.
Pankaj

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Balkar Arya

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23-Sept-2010, 1:27:09 pm23/09/10
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Thanks Pankaj Ji
We'll try our Best to avoid this type of mistake (young seeds on palm)

Gurcharan Singh

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23-Sept-2010, 1:55:14 pm23/09/10
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Yes Balkar ji
Have seen shining red seeds, but not such young seeds.


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Pankaj Oudhia

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23-Sept-2010, 2:38:39 pm23/09/10
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I am quoting the Pankaj ji's message posted few days back

"All plants needs to be handled with care. Even a simple plant like
Taraxacum can cause death, Gloriosa is a big deal.
I remember reading one news somewhere. A person died while preparing
string of beads using Abrus precatorius seeds. He was making holes in
the seed using a needle. The needle must have come out from the other
side of the seed and punctured his skin reaching the blood vessels
underneath.
Pankaj "

So please be aware of ------not Abrus but (also) needle. ;)

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Pankaj Oudhia

tanay bose

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23-Sept-2010, 7:28:17 pm23/09/10
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Highly poisonous we call it RATTI in bengali
Tanay

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