Additional Common Names: China Ball Tree, Paradise Tree, Persian Lilac, White Cedar, Japanese Bead Tree, Texas Umbrella Tree, Bead Tree, Chinaberry Tree
Scientific Name: Melia azedarach
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Tetranortriterpenes (meliatoxins)
Clinical Signs: Diarrhea, vomiting, salivation, depression, weakness, and seizures. Ripe fruit (berries) most toxic but also bark, leaves, and flowers.
If your pet ingested this plant, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.*
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