Tulipa species. Cultivated and wild species. A member of the plant family LILIACEAE. Herbaceous plant arising from an underground bulb. Elongated fleshy pale green leaves; single classic-shaped flower borne on a long stalk. Fruit is a green three-lobed capsule. Popular spring-flowering ornamental garden and indoor plant.


[affected.gif] Animals most affected
Dogs.


[toxic.gif] Etiology
Chewing and/or ingestion of the bulbs.


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
The bulb contains the alkaloid tulipine (which is cardiotoxic and narcotic) and calcium oxalate crystals.


[clinical.gif] Clinical features


[lesions.gif] Lesions
Non-specific and not pronounced: enteritis (occasional).


[treatm~1.gif] Treatment
No antidote. Symptomatic care only: