Ficus elastica, Rubber Tree, India Rubber Plant / Bush, Snake Tree, Assam Rubber
Part of the banyan group of figs. Tree grows very large on an irregular trunk which grows buttressing roots to anchor in the soil for support. Leaves are broad, shiny, waxy and oval. Flowers are small and nondescript. Fruit is small, oval and yellow / green.
Only during drought conditions, unpalatable. Exposure to the sap can cause irritation.
The sap is toxic
Irritation, redness and swelling of mouth and throat, gastrointestinal upset, diarrhea.
Sap contains unknown toxin which irritates the skin on contact.
*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.