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Pernettya spp. (Gaultheria spp.)

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Pernettya
Category:
Poisonous Plants
Description:
Evergreen shrubs; leaves alternate, simple; flowers solitary in axils or clustered, bell- or urn-shaped, 5-parted; fruit a round berry with odor of wintergreen.
Family:
Ericaceae
Origin:
Southern hemisphere
Poison Part:
Leaves, berries, and nectar from flowers.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Drunkenness, watering of mouth, eyes, and nose; sensation of cold, abdominal pain, tingling of skin, convulsions, paralysis.
Toxic Principle:
Andromedotoxin.
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Landscape as cultivated ornamental woody shrub.

NCCES plant id: 1117