Chrysocoma tenuifolia

Chrysocoma tenuifolia

Southern African plant in the Asteraceae family; contains an unidentified toxin causing diarrhea, dermatitis, intestinal obstruction, myelomalacia in three syndromes, kaalsiekte (in lambs), lakseersiekte (adults), valsiekte. Called also bitterbush, beesbossie, beeskaroo, bitterkaroo, bitterbos. See also lakseersiekte, kaalsiekte, valsiekte.