Philodendron

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  • Common Name: Philodendron
  • Latin Name: Philodendron spp.
  • Family Name: Araceae
All parts of the Philodendron are TOXIC and should be avoided, as they contain calcium oxalate crystals in the form of raphides (needle-shaped crystals which can tear the soft tissues of the throat).  Although the effect on reptiles is unclear, it is known that mammals who eat this plant can suffer painful oedema, and a sense of burning to the mouth and throat.

The flowers are fairly insignificant and usually white, but they can also be a greenish or a slightly reddish colour.
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