Plant description:

A native with roughly oval, dark green leaves. The tree tutu can grow up to 6m tall, with a trunk of 30cm, compared to the smaller varieties that grow up to 40cm tall.

Animal species affected:

Cattle (sometimes sheep) - usually only graze tutu when short of grass

Symptoms of poisoning:

Symptoms seen within 24-48 hours of ingestion. Drooling, nausea, excitement, convulsions, coma and death. Cattle may become aggressive, bloated and may regurgitate


Call vet - need to give medication (barbiturates) to antagonize tutin action

Previous Article Rhododendron
Next Article Wandering Jew

Theme picker

Browse by Category

  24-hour Emergency Service

If your animal requires immediate attention or is in obvious pain, our Vets are always on call for emergencies. All emergencies call 06 322 2333

Contact Us

Bulls Clinic
233 State Highway 1, Bulls
Ph: 06 322 2333
Fx: 06 322 2033
e: website@srvs.co.nz


Follow Us