Known as: Chinese Evergreen
Latin Name: Agloanema comutatum
Description: Large, net-veined, simple leaves, which may have
white or colored spots, are on leaf stalks that sheathe the stem.
Flower is fleshy green, white or yellow spike (spadix) inside a wraparound
hood or bract (spath). Fruit is tight clusters of brightly
Poisonous Parts: Roots, leaves, stems. Moderate toxicity.
Pets rarely ingest sufficient quantities to cause serious problems or death.
Needle-like crystals of insoluble calcium oxalate which penetrates the
skin and mouth causing discomfort. Plants also contain proteolytic
enzymes which release histamine and kinins that cause swelling and an itching
or burning sensation.
Symptoms: Mouth and throat irritation, salivating, possible
stomach irritation, diarrhea (rarely).
Treatment: Contact your veterinarian.