Is Octopus Tree Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Octopus Tree

The Octopus Tree is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include ataxia, depression, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and mild vomiting.

The Octopus Tree is a tree in the family Araliaceae native to tropical rainforests and gallery forests in northern and north-eastern Queensland coasts and the Northern Territory of Australia, as well as New Guinea and Java. Common names include Australia umbrella tree, Queensland umbrella tree, octopus tree and amate.

The scientific name for this plant is Schefflera or Brassia actinoplylla. Additional names for this plant include Australian Ivy Palm, Dwarf Umbrella Tree, Schefflera, Starleaf, and Umbrella Tree.

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