Birds spread seed effectively but the fruits are poisonous to humans and other mammals. This is a fast-growing deciduous tree that is part of the mahogany family and native to Southeastern China. It reaches 30 to 50 feet in height. Pesticides used improperly can be injurious to humans, animals, and plants. Store pesticide safely in original containers. Chinaberry is known to poison humans, cattle, dogs, cats, goats, sheep, and other farm animals if consumed. Many species - including cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, dogs, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, poultry and humans - have been poisoned by chinaberry. Chinaberry also reproduces vegetatively when the tree is cut, producing suckers that form a dense stand of vegetation. The Chinaberry tree actually has many common names, some being bead-tree, Persian lilac, and Pride of India. The tree colonizes by root sprouts. Read, understand, and follow the label. DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES Few wildlife species use Chinaberry, but the seeds are dispersed by wind. Although poisonous to humans, chinaberry fruits contain seeds that will catch fish, but in a most unlikely way. Toxic Agent. The catch is that all parts of these plants contain dangerous levels of poison and may be fatal if ingested by humans or animals. They are found in highest concentration in the fruit, but the bark, leaves and flowers are also poisonous. For this, chinaberry came to be called "soap tree." Meliatoxins A1, A2 and A3 are responsible for the toxicity of these plants. Ecology: Chinaberry is common on roadsides and forest edges. Fruits are poisonous to humans if eaten in quantity. The first symptoms of poisoning appear a few hours after ingestion. https://www.thetimesnews.com/article/20120928/Business/309289750 Oxygen will be available if breathing becomes labored, and pain management and gastroprotective medications may also be administered to counteract symptoms. ... in the mahogany family is also known as a chinaberry tree… The berries produced by this tree (photo 2), as well as the leaves, bark and flowers are toxic to livestock, humans and pets. The flowers are fragrant, small, and pink to … But, looks can be deceiving. The toxins are neurotoxins and unidentified resins found mainly in the fruits. This tree’s fruit is poisonous to humans. Should washday arouse an appetite, the chinaberry was there again. Learn and follow all State and local rules. Chinaberry, Melia azedarach, is a very drought tolerant tree that provides shade, beautiful lavender flowers in the spring (photo 1), and brilliant yellow foliage in the fall. Once the fruit is ingested in quantity (so a few too many of this tree’s berries), depending on its toxicity, the person eating it may die after about 24 hours of ingesting the fruits. How to Kill a Chinaberry Tree. Its flowers are a respiratory irritant and its leaves, bark, flowers and sometimes fruit are poisonous. Seeds are poisonous to humans and livestock. Leaves and roots release compounds that inhibit the germination and growth of other plant species (allelopathy). Chinaberry fruit is poisonous to humans and small mammals. The Chinaberry, known scientifically as Melia azedarach, is commonly cited as an invasive plant. Apply pesticides so that they do not endanger humans, or non-target animals or plants. Known commonly as Chinaberry tree, Cape lilac, and syringa berrytree. This fast-growing tree can form dense thickets that crowd out native vegetation. Because the seeds are poisonous, birds may become paralyzed after ingesting seeds. 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