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Dieffenbachia spp (Leopard lily)

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Synonym(s): Dumb cane


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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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Campbell A (1998) Poisoning in small animals from commonly ingested plants. In Practice 20 (10), 587-591 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

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

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