Buddhist Pine

Buddhist Pine

Pictured: Buddhist Pine

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate

Common signs to watch for:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This plant, which is also called the Yew Pine, Southern Yew, or Podocarpus, can be poisonous when ingested. The fruits and leaves of this plant contain an unknown toxin that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea when consumed. More importantly, this plant should not be confused with the genus Taxus (e.g., Japanese Yew), which is much more deadly!

Poison type: plants

Alternate names: Podocarpus macrophylla, Yew Pine, Southern Yew, Podocarpus, yew