Buddhist Pine

Buddhist Pine

plants

Alternate names

Podocarpus macrophylla, Yew Pine, Southern Yew, Podocarpus, yew

Toxicity to pets

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!

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The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.