Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Dieffenbachia spp (Leopard lily)

Synonym(s): Dumb cane

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

  • The leopard lily ( Dieffenbachiaspp) Dieffenbachia spp (Leopard Lily) is a common houseplant.
  • Can grow to 2 m.
  • Leaves:
    • Variegated.
    • 10-25 cm long.
    • Color range: dark green-pale green/yellow.
  • Flowers: occasionally.
  • Fruit: UK varieties do not usually produce fruits.
  • Mother-in-law's tongue also belongs to Dieffenbachiaspp.

Toxicity

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Clinical signs

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Campbell A (1998)Poisoning in small animals from commonly ingested plants. In Practice20(10), 587-591.

Other sources of information

  • Campbell A & Chapman M (2000)Handbook of Poisoning in Dogs and Cats.Blackwell Science.


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