Philodendron cordatum (Scientific name)

General poisoning notes:

Philodendron (Philodendron cordatum) is an indoor ornamental. Philodendrons can cause poisoning in humans and pets because of the oxalates. See additional general notes under Philodendron scandens.

References:

  • Ayres, S. Jr, Ayres, S. 1958. Philodendron as a cause of contact dermatitis. Arch. Dermatol., 78: 330-333.
  • Dorsey, C. 1958. Philodendron dermatitis. Calif. Med., 88: 329-330.
  • Lampe, K. F., McCann, M. A. 1985. AMA Handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. American Medical Assoc. Chicago, Ill., USA. 432 pp.
  • McIntire, M. S., Guest, J. R., Porterfield, J. F. 1990. Philodendron - an infant death. Clin. Toxicol., 28: 177-183.

Nomenclature:

Scientific Name:
Philodendron cordatum (Vell.) Kunth.
Vernacular name(s):
philodendron
Scientific family name:
Araceae
Vernacular family name:
arum

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References:

  • Agriculture Quebec. 1975. Noms des maladies des plantes du Canada/ Names of plant diseases in Canada. , Quebec City, Que., Canada. 288 pp.
  • Alex, J. F., Cayouette, R., Mulligan, G. A. 1980. Common and botanical names of weeds in Canada/Noms populaire et scientifiques des plantes nuisibles du Canada. Revised. Agric. Can. Publ., Ottawa, Ont., Canada. 132 pp.
  • Bailey, L. H., Bailey, E. Z. 1976. Hortus third. Revised. MacMillan, New York, N.Y., USA. 1290 pp.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978, 1979. The flora of Canada. Nat. Mus. Nat. Sci. (Ottawa) Publ. Bot. 7(1)-7(4). 1711 pp.
  • Van Wijk, H. L. 1911. A dictionary of plant names. Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, The Netherlands. 1444 pp.
  • Victorin, M. 1964. Flore Laurentienne. 2nd ed. Univ. Montreal, Montreal, Que., Canada. 952 pp.

Geographic Information

Plant or plant parts used in or around the home.

References:

  • Bailey, L. H., Bailey, E. Z. 1976. Hortus third. Revised. MacMillan, New York, N.Y., USA. 1290 pp.
  • Boivin, B. 1966, 1967. Énumération des plantes du Canada. Provencheria 6. Nat. Can. (Que.) 93: 253-274; 371-437; 583-646; 989-1063. 94: 131-157; 471-528; 625-655.

Image or illustration

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Toxic parts:

  • leaves
  • plant juices

References:

  • Ayres, S. Jr, Ayres, S. 1958. Philodendron as a cause of contact dermatitis. Arch. Dermatol., 78: 330-333.
  • Dorsey, C. 1958. Philodendron dermatitis. Calif. Med., 88: 329-330.

Toxic plant chemicals:

  • oxalate

References:

  • Lampe, K. F., McCann, M. A. 1985. AMA Handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. American Medical Assoc. Chicago, Ill., USA. 432 pp.

Animals/Human Poisoning:

Note: When an animal is listed without additional information, the literature (as of 1993) contained no detailed explanation.

Humans

General symptoms of poisoning:

References:

  • Ayres, S. Jr, Ayres, S. 1958. Philodendron as a cause of contact dermatitis. Arch. Dermatol., 78: 330-333.
  • Dorsey, C. 1958. Philodendron dermatitis. Calif. Med., 88: 329-330.

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