Family:
Cycadaceae
Toxins:
glycosides cycasin
Flower Color:
  • flower color
Found:
ornamental, coastal, gardens

Time of Greatest Risk

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Geographical Distribution

Sago palm distribution - United States

Sago Palm

Cycas revoluta

Coontie Palm, Cardboard Palm, Funeral Palm, King Sago, Japanese Sago
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Sago palm toxic components horses
Cycas revoluta also known as sago palm, is a widely cultivated cycad which is often grown outdoors in warm temperate and subtropical regions. Sago palm is highly poisonous to animals and humans if ingested.

Toxic components
All parts of C. revoluta are toxic to horses. However, it's seeds contain the highest levels of the toxin cycasin, which causes gastrointestinal irritation, and in high doses, liver failure. It only takes ingestion of one or two seeds to have lethal consequences in horses.