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Succulent: Kudu Lily

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Succulent: Kudu Lily

Unread post by leandra » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:28 pm

I have read on several internet sites that the KUDU LILY is poisonous to cats, dogs and horses. What about parrots - small parrots? I bought one from the Kruger in September - but have a 9 month old Senegal parrot that is very curious and at this stage eats everything. She chew on the leaves and now I am worried?

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Re: KUDU LILY - question about it being poisonous

Unread post by lee lewis » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:59 am

According to the book: "Trees of Southern Africa" by Keith Coates Palgrave, only the Pachypodium lealii is listed. It says: "The latex has been used to prepare arrow poison and contains a glucosied, pachipodiin, which has an action similar to that of digitalis."

No mention is made of Pachypodium Saundersii.

I hope this is of some assistance to you.
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Re: KUDU LILY - question about it being poisonous

Unread post by Imberbe » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:33 am

The book on poisonous plants by Van Wyk (et al) do not mention anything about the Kudu lily.
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