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