Amaryllis belladonna (lady lily). A member of the plant family AMARYLLIDACEAE.
Bulbous herb, long fleshy sword-shaped leaves, all originating from the plant base,
with red, pink or striped flowers borne aloft at the end of a long stalk. Popular
ornamental house and garden plant.
Animals most affected
Chewing and/or ingestion of the bulbs, leaves or flowers.
Toxic principles not well established but are thought to be alkaloids which are mainly
concentrated in the bulb. Toxic doses not known.
generally favourable outcome.
Note: colleagues have reported the poisoning of sheep and goats by amaryllis.
The animals presented with gastrointestinal trembling and convulsions.
No antidote. Symptomatic care only:
adsorbents, gastric demulcents and antacids.