Anthurium spp.

Common name(S) Anthurium, anturio, flamingo flower, flamingo lily, pigtail plant, tailflower.

Toxin(s) Calcium oxalate and possibly irritant proteins.

Toxic part(S) Leaves and plants.

Signs Pain and swelling of the oral cavity. Acute inflammation of the oropharynx accompanied by salivation, pawing at the mouth, and drooling. Edema of the lips, tongue, and throat may be seen.

Treatment Usually none required. Occasionally analgesics may be required. Swelling may be treated with cool compresses. It is unknown if diuretics or glucocortico steroid would help with the inflammation. Rarely the swelling will interfere with respiration. If necessary, secure the airway .