Monday, May 10, 2010

Pokok Bunga Pembunuh!

Ada sesuatu untuk dikongsi...tentang pokok keladi hiasan kegemaranku.. I like this plant because it is simple and beautiful. Tak sangka pula rupa-rupanya begitu berbahaya sehingga boleh menyebabkan kematian sekiranya kanak-kanak termakan daun pokok ini. Awas! harap berhati-hati semua... sila baca details on this plant...

The name of this plant is dumb cane.
Botanical name: Dieffenbachia
Family:Araceae
Malay Name: Pisang Tanah
Dumb cane is a common potted plant in Malaysia. It has a thick, green stems and is less than a meter high.The leaves are oblong, 25 to 30 cm long and spotted with white and light green.This plant originates from central and south America. Several species are found in Malaysia, growing wild, and as potted plants in homes and gardens.

All parts of the plant contain an extremely irritating juice. Its active toxic principle is protoanemonine.

Dumb cane can cause severe irritation and inflammation of the oral cavity when any part of the plant is chewed.It may cause fatal poisoning through suffocation, as a result of the swelling of the pharynx and larynx. Dumb cane is a cause of child injury, particularly to the eyes when its sap squirts onto the eyes while plucking this plant. It will result in intense pain, diffused oedema of the eyelids as well as large abrasions of the corneal surface.

more details about this plant can be read HERE

5 comments:

Ummu Husna said...

Salam, Wan..

Alhamdulillah, terima kasih berkongsi maklumat ini.

Memang pokok keladi ni 'popular' di kebanyakan rumah-rumah di Malaysia. Tapi, tak tahu pula tentang daunnya yang beracun tu.

Nampaknya, ibu bapa, penjaga, bibik dan sebagainya pe4rlu dimaklumkan tentang hal ini supaya tidak berlaku apa-apa perkara yang tidak diingini.

Terima kasih sekali lagi :)

fa10 said...

glamer ni bunga ni, bahaya rupanya

NORAIN said...

salam kak
betul la pokok ni sgt glamour...org yg suka tanam bunga, kebanyakannya mesti ada pokok bunga ni...kena lebih berhati2

E-na Zarina said...

Salam..memang betul info tu...masa nak tanam pun kena hati dgn getah pokok ni boleh jadi gatal...kena bilas dgn air cepat2..better pakai gloves...

qaseh mas said...

salam sis
alhamdulillah terima kasih atas perkongsian saintifik sis. dulu masa kecil,sekitar hujung 80-an,ibu saya suka tanam pokok ni di depan rumah.kami yang masih kecil,suka toreh daunnya.
Syukur suatu hari kawan mak memberitahu akan bahayanya pokok ni...

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