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Colocasia spp.

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Elephant's-ear
Category:
Poisonous Plants
Description:
Perennial herbs; leaves very large, arrow-shaped, long stalked; flowers in a spadix with a greenish or yellow spathe
Family:
Araceae
Origin:
Tropical America
Poison Part:
All parts, unless cooked first
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Burning and swelling of lips, mouth, tongue, and throat, difficulty of speech
Toxic Principle:
Calcium oxalate crystals
Severity:
CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN!
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated, tender or hardy bulb

NCCES plant id: 1011

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