Known As: Bead Tree, China Tree, Chinaball Tree, Chinaberry, Indian Lilac,  Japanese Bead Tree, Pride of India, White Cedar
Latin Name: Melia azedarach
Description: Fast-growing deciduous tree up to 10 metres high.  Leaves are toothed leaflets on a stem that turn bright yellow in fall.  Small, lilac-colored flowers in large clusters.  Fruit small yellowish berries.
Poisonous Parts: Fruits and tea from leaves.  Involves Tetranortriterpene neurotoxins; also possibly a saponin.
Symptoms: Stomach irritation, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, paralysis, irregular breathing, and respiratory distress. Causes convulsions.
Treatment: Unless your cat is unconscious or having convulsions, induce vomiting and follow procedures to delay absorption and speed elimination.  Get prompt veterinary assistance.

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