insoluble oxalates
Flower Color:
  • flower color
ornamental, gardens

Time of Greatest Risk


Geographical Distribution

Elephant's ear distribution - United States

Related Species

Elephant's Ear

Alocasia spp

Caladium, Angel Wings, Taro
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Elephant's ear (Alocasia spp.) includes 79 different species of showy, large-leaved, tropical plants, some with colorful leaves. Its appearance varies depending on the species and there is a wide variety of leaf sizes, coloring and variations. All parts of these plants contain sharp, needle-like calcium oxalate crystals. When chewed, the crystals can penetrate the tongue, throat, and inside of the mouth to cause severe irritation.