Serenna veriformans ??
Ralph D. Arnold
rarnold at teleport.com
Thu Aug 17 14:56:37 EST 1995
Is this quote accurate from "Jurassic Park" (Michael Crichton, page 85):
-Serenna veriformans, a plant found abundantly in fossils more than two
-hundred million years old, now common only in the wetlands of Brazil and
-Columbia. ...the spores of veriformans contained a deadly beta-carboline
-alkaloid. Even touching the attractive green fronds could make you sick,
-and if a child were to take a mouthful, he would almost certainly die --
-the toxin was fifty times more poisonous than oleandar.
Where might I turn for more info on this (and similar species), including
actual toxicity and sources of speciments? Thanks! rarnold at teleport.com
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