Scientific Name:
Cycas spp
Toxic Parts:
azoxy glycosides
Flower Color:
ornamental, coastal, gardens

Geographical Distribution

Sago palms distribution - United States

Sago Palms

Cycas spp

Coontie Palm, Cardboard Palm, Funeral Palm, King Sago, Japanese Sago
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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.
Sago palm toxic components horses
Toxic components
All parts of C. revoluta are toxic to poultry. However, it's seeds contain the highest levels of the toxin cycasin, which causes gastrointestinal irritation, and in high doses, liver failure.