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Dieffenbachia spp.

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Dieffenbachia, dumbcane
Category:
Poisonous Plants
Description:
Tall, perennial herbs; leaves alternate, simple, large, mottled with white, yellowish, and different shades of green; flowers in a spadix surrounded by a spathe.
Family:
Araceae
Origin:
Tropics
Poison Part:
All parts.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion, dermatitis.
Symptoms:
Burning and swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat; difficulty in speaking and swallowing; nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may also occur. Skin irritation if exposed to cell sap.
Toxic Principle:
Calcium oxalate crystals, oxalic acid.
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape.

NCCES plant id: 1029

Dieffenbachia spp. Dieffenbachia spp.
Dieffenbachia spp. Dieffenbachia spp.