ISSN 2398-2977      

Rhododendron (Rhododendron ponticum)

pequis

Synonym(s): Azelea, Laurel, R. lancifolium, R. speciosium


Introduction

  • There are about 800 species of rhododendron Rhododendron (Rhododendron ponticum) worldwide.
  • Grow to 90-150 cm tall.
  • Leaves:
    • Ovate, evergreen or deciduous
    • Alternate.
    • 1-20 cm in length depending on variety.
    • Smooth and untoothed.
    • Dark green with a glossy upper surface and a dull underside.
  • Flower:
    • Bell-shaped.
    • Spring to early summer.
    • White, purple, deep rose, red, yellow, and orange.
  • Generally, only eaten by horses when food is scarce.
  • Azaleas are related plant species.

Geographical distribution

  • North America, Europe, Asia.

Toxicity

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Clinical signs

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Treatment

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Allison K (1999) A Guide to Plants Poisonous to Horses. J A Allen & Co Ltd. ISBN 0851316980.
  • Cooper M R & Johnson A W (1998) Poisonous Plants and Fungi - An Illustrated Guide. The Stationery Office. ISBN 0112429815.
  • Burrows G E & Tyrl R J (2001) Toxic Plants of North America. Iowa State University Press, USA.
  • Campbell A & Chapman M (2000) Handbook of Poisoning in Dogs and Cats. Blackwell Science.
  • Allison K & Day C (1997) A Guide to Plants Poisonous to Horses. British Association of Holistic Nutrition and Medicine.

Organization(s)

  • Cornell University - Poisonous Plants Informational Database. Website: www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants.
  • ToxicologyOnline.com. Website: www.toxonline.com.
  • Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS), London Center, Medical Toxicology Unit, Avonley Road, London SE14 5ER, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7635 9195; Fax: +44 (0)20 7771 5309.
  • Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS), Leeds Center, The General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK. Tel: +44 (0)113 245 0530; Fax: +44 (0)113 244 5849.

Related Images

Want more related items, why not
contact us

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We have an ever growing content library on Vetlexicon so if you ever find we haven't covered something that you need please fill in the form below and let us know!

 
 
 
 

To show you are not a Bot please can you enter the number showing adjacent to this field

 Security code