This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- China tree, Chinaball tree, Chinaberry
- Poisonous Plants
- Deciduous tree; leaves alternate, 2-pinnately divided with toothed, pointed leaflets; flowers small but numerous in large terminal clusters, lilac-colored; fruit a yellowish, wrinkled drupe persisting through the winter
- Cultivated and naturalized
- Poison Part:
- Fruits and tea from leaves
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Stomach irritation, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, paralysis, irregular breathing, and respiratory distress
- Toxic Principle:
- Tetranortriterpene neurotoxins; also possibly a saponin
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
- Found in:
- Weedy in disturbed areas; naturalized at edges of roads, in openings in forests and natural areas; in landscape used as an ornamental tree
NCCES plant id: 1094