Ngaio (Myoporum laetum)

NGAIO
(Myoporum laetum)
A.K.A.
Oleander
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A fast growing evergreen shrub or small tree, Ngaio appears dome shaped when its young but as it gets older distorts as branches break off. It bears white blossoms with purple spots from mid spring to mid summer and grows to around 10 metros tall. It’s bark is brownish and has a furrowed look to it.

The leaves have small yellow or white speckles which are small oil glands, which helps distinguish the Ngaio from other shrubs. The flowers are bisexual and borne on axillary cymes. The fruit is a bright red drupe.

Distribution:
Native of New Zealand it has been introduced in Spain, Portugal, Chile, and the United States where in California it is considered and an invasive exotic species.

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion, Skin contact

Toxic Principle:
Ngaione

Clinical Symptoms:
sickness and or death

IMMEDIATELY SEE YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
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