Iochroma arborescens(L.) J.M.H.Shaw as per POWO;
arborescens (L.) Schltdl., Linnaea 7: 67 1832. (Syn: Acnistus aggregatus (Ruiz & Pav.) Miers; Acnistus benthamii Miers; Acnistus campanulatus (Lam.) Merr.; Acnistus cauliflorus Schott; Acnistus cerasus Hieron. ex Seckt; Acnistus floccosus Werderm.; Acnistus floribundus (Kunth) G.Don; Acnistus geminifolius Dammer; Acnistus grandiflorus Miers; Acnistus guayaquilensis (Kunth) G.Don; Acnistus lehmannii Dammer; Acnistus macrophyllus (Benth.) Standl.; Acnistus miersii Dunal; Acnistus plumieri Miers; Acnistus pringlei Fernald; Acnistus punctatus Ridl.; Acnistus ramiflorus Miers; Acnistus sideroxyloides (Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.) G.Don; Acnistus virgatus Griseb.; Atropa arborea Willd. ex Dunal; Atropa arborescens L.; Atropa arborescens Roem. & Schult.; Atropa sideroxyloides Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.; Atropa solanacea All. ex Steud.; Brachistus oblongifolius Miers; Brachistus physocalycius D.A.Sm.; Brachistus riparius (Kunth) Miers; Capsicum oblongifolium (Miers) Kuntze; Cestrum campanulatum Lam.; Cestrum cauliflorum Jacq.; Cestrum cauliflorum Sieber ex Bercht. & C.Presl; Cestrum kohauti Bercht. & J.Presl; Cestrum macrostemon Sessé & Moç.; Dunalia arborescens (L.) Sleumer .; Dunalia campanulata (Lam.) J.F.Macbr.; Dunalia macrophylla (Benth.) Sleumer; Ephaiola odorata Raf.; Eplateia arborescens (L.) Raf.; Fregirardia riparia (Kunth) Dunal; Lycium aggregatum Ruiz & Pav.; Lycium arborescens (L.) Spreng.; Lycium grandifolium Willd. ex Roem. & Schult. (Unresolved); Lycium guayaquilense Kunth; Lycium macrophyllum Benth.; Lycium ovale Roem. & Schult.; Pederlea aggregata (Ruiz & Pav.) Raf.; Pederlea arborescens (L.) Raf.; Pederlea cestroides Raf.);
Mexico to Tropical America: Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is. as per POWO (Iochroma arborescens (L.) J.M.H.Shaw);
Common name: Gallinero, hollow heart, wild tobacco, bastard sirio

I have photographed this plant at Mahabaleshwar, Machutar strawberry orchard at 22May12.
It was growing as an hedge.
Height upt 10 feet.
Flowers pale yellow. Fruits orange when ripe.
pl help me in identification.

… must be Acnistus arborescens (family: Solanaceae),
native of Central & South America; cultivated elsewhere.
Some of my sightings on flickr.

Acnistus arborescens (L.) Schltdl.
at Mahabaleshwar on February 16, 2008  

Amazingly beautiful and new to me too.. thanks …

Thank you very much … for the appreciation.
This shrub is non-native, planted along road-side in Mahabaleshwar.

Up-WG-1.-id : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Id pl of the planted shrub seen near Kates point- Mahabaleswar.
Is it some Solanaceae?
Local people call it `Brazil.`, seems to be exotic.

Looking like Acnistus arborescens (L.) Schltdl.
A native to Central and South America.

Please check for Acnistus arborescens.

Id: small orange fruits, white flower, 10 inch leaves, big shrub : 5 posts by 3 authors. 3 high res. images.
Id: small orange fruits, white flower, 10 inch leaves, big shrub.
Seeing this all over in mahabaleshwar, mh right now.

Here are two more pics.
Attachments (2)

Some solanum species?

… must be Acnistus arborescens.

at Tapola, near Mahabaleshwar, Dist. Satara, Maharashtra- 22nd December 2009;
Request for ID Tapola 2 – efloraofindia | Google Groups


Plant for ID SMP3 April 2020 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 1 correct image.

While checking my old photographs I came upon the pictures of this shrub Mahabaleshwar May-Jun.
Will appreciate the ID
I vaguely remember that this was identified earlier but I don’t remember.

The first picture looks like Acnistus arborescens.
Not sure if the second one is the same.
I too had seen this in Mahabaleshwar.


Iochroma arborescens (L.) J.M.H.Shaw: 3 high res. images.
Please find attached photos for;
Iochroma arborescens(L.) J.M.H.Shaw
An introduced large shrub or small tree, native of Mexico to Tropical America
Location: Village outskirts of Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve, Karnataka


570 ID wild plant:
Please ID wild plant,
Location: Kodaikanal Tamil Nadu INDIA
Altitude: 7200fsl
Flower date: 09APR2024, 09.20pm
Habitat: wild moisture misty sloppy alpine
Plant habit: Large shrub, erect branches, hard woody cylindrical stem 08 inches base circumference, rough brownish bark, tomentose, perennial
Height: 03 meters
Leaves: alternate elliptic acute leathery tomentose, size upto: 16×6cm
Flower: axillary buds clustered, diameter:11mm, off white, fragrant
Fruit: green globular

Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Iochroma arborescens!

Yes, it is Iochroma arborescens dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant


POWO (Iochroma arborescens (L.) J.M.H.Shaw) Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  BSI Flora of India Checklist  Flowers of India