Schoenus

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Schoenus

genus of the plant family Cyperaceae; two Australian species contain the toxin galegine; causes fatal pulmonary edema and hydrothorax in sheep when eaten in quantity. Includes S. asperocarpus, S. rigens. Called also poison sedge.
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1821) part 1 Ketav Yosher, ma'amar 14, page 137, where he writes that the ramach is a type of camel that can run sixteen parasangs per day, and can go without eating or drinking for six days.