Umbrella Tree (Melia azedarach)

 

TEXAS UMBRELLA TREE
(Melia azedarach)
A.K.A
Bead Tree, China Ball Tree, Paradise Tree, Persian Lilac, White Cedar,
Japanese Bead Tree, Pride-of-India

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 UMBRELLA TREE
(Schefflera actinophylla)
A.K.A
Amate, Australian Ivy Palm,  Queensland Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree and Starleaf
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TexasUmbrellaTreeChinaberry (Melia azedarach)

The umbrella tree is native to Asia but commonly grows in the U.S. as an indoor houseplant or an exterior garden specimen. When grown indoors, umbrella trees do not exceed 10 feet, while native outdoor trees can reach heights of up to 40 feet. Umbrella trees are single- or multi-stemmed with 5- to 10-inch long, palmate leaves that fan into eight sections.

UmbrellaTreeLeavesUmbrella Tree Leaves (Schefflera actinophylla)
Distribution:
The Umbrella Tree is in the Araliaceae family. It is native to tropical rain forests and gallery forests in Australia, New Guinea and Java. Common names include Queensland umbrella tree, octopus tree and amate and is used as an ornamental tree in landscapes.
UmbrellaTreeFlowersUmbrella Tree Flowers (Schefflera actinophylla)
Toxic Principle:
Texas Umbrella Tree (Melia azedarach)
Tetranortriterpenes (meliatoxins)
Umbrella Tree (Schefflera actinophylla)
Terpenoids, saponins, insoluble oxalates

Poisoning Symptoms include:
Texas Umbrella Tree (Melia azedarach)
The Texas Umbrella Trees are much more toxic. Ripe fruit (berries) most toxic but also bark, leaves, and flowers contact or ingestion can lead to: Diarrhea, vomiting, salivation, depression, weakness, and seizures. Ripe fruit (berries) most toxic but also bark, leaves, and flowers.

Umbrella Tree (Schefflera actinophylla)
If skin comes into contact with cell sap, minor skin irritation, or dermatitis, will occur for several minutes. The results of ingestion are more severe but are still within the range of mild reaction. Common symptoms after ingestion include a few minutes of vomiting, tingling or numbness in the mouth and lack of coordination


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