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Cycas revoluta, Sago Cycas, Sago Palm


Evergreen palm like tree. Lives are glossy green and divided into small leaflets. Pollen grows erect in a cone, seeds are large, meaty and yellow / tan.


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Concern Level

Only during drought conditions, unpalatable. Often found in ornamental planting and landscaping.

Toxic Parts

All parts of the plant are toxic, highest concentration of toxin in the seeds.


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Occur within one to two days of ingestion and include gastrointestinal upset, diarrhea, lack of coordination, liver failure, seizures.


Contains glycosides and amino acid BMAA, if enough is ingested it can be fatal.


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More Information


*It should be noted that we are not veterinarians. This information is written specifically for horses and should be used for reference purposes only. If you think your horse has eaten something toxic call your vet right away.

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