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Dieffenbachia: uses, abuses and toxic constituents: a review.

  • Author(s): Arditti, J
  • Rodriguez, E
  • et al.

Dieffenbachia may well be the most toxic genus in the Araceae. Calcium oxalate crystals, a protein and a nitrogen-free compound have been implicated in the toxicity, but the available evidence is unclear. The plants have also been used as food, medicine, stimulants, and to inflict punishment. © 1982.

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