Lonchocarpus

Lonchocarpus

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lonchocarpus is a plant genus in the legume family. The species are called lancepods due to their fruit resembling an ornate lance tip or a few beads on a string.Cub resin is produced from the roots of L. urucu and namely L. utilis (Cub ). It contains enough of the toxic rotenoids rotenone and deguelin to be used as an insecticide and piscicide. As there are naturally occurring compounds, they were formerly used in organic farming. As it is highly unselective and kills useful as well as pest animals, it is considered harmful to the environment today. Also, chronic exposure to rotenone and deguelin seems to increase the risk of Parkinson's disease even in mammals, for which these compounds are less acutely toxic than for fish and insectsshow more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136755882
  • 9786136755885