Atropa acuminata Royle ex Lindl., J. Hort. Soc. London 1: 306 1846.;
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Indian belladonna, Deadly nightshade;

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Atropa acuminata from Gulmarg, Kashmir:
Atropa acuminata Royle ex Lindl., Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 1:138. 1849 (J. Hort. Soc. London 1:306. 1846)
syn: Atropa belladona Clarke (non L.)
Common names: Indian beladona, Indian deadly nightshade
Herb up to 1.6 m tall with alternate, ovate-lanceolate acuminate leaves; flowers yellow, 2-2.5 cm long, stamens included. All parts of the plant contain the alkaloids atropine, hyoscyamine and bellodonnine, which are used as a sedative, antispasmodic, in convulsive disorders and as an antidote for poisoning. The black berries are very poisonous and cause delirium and dilation of the pupils.
Photographed from Gulmarg, Kashmir 


does it get berries that turn black, just like the ones in described in classical herbals…
or is it different? and ethnobotanical uses etc?


They are reported to be black in this species.



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Atropa acuminata Royle ex Lindl., Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 1:138. 1849 (J. Hort. Soc. London 1:306. 1846)
syn: Atropa belladona Clarke (non L.)
Common names: Indian beladona, Indian deadly nightshade
Herb up to 1.6 m tall with alternate, ovate-lanceolate acuminate leaves; flowers yellow, 2-2.5 cm long, stamens included. All parts of the plant contain the alkaloids atropine, hyoscyamine and bellodonnine, which are used as a sedative, antispasmodic, in convulsive disorders and as an antidote for poisoning. The black berries are very poisonous and cause delirium and dilation of the pupils.
Photographed from Gulmarg, Kashmir 

Beautiful pics Sir, are they taken from Wild ?


Yes, you may call it an escape.


yes to all your comments and now we have synthetic chemicals do not need to extract the berries just as well



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from Kookar Nag to Sinthan Pass, Jammu & Kashmir- 08th August 2009;

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Identification required 1017: 4 high res. images.
Location: handwara bangus valley kashmir.
Altitude: 3012 meters asl


Codonopsis?


That was my guess also but it looks somewhat different.


It is not in Campanulaceae. There are two carpels in it.
It is Solanaceae..
Atropa acuminata is the closest match. Compare here in eFI:
https://efloraofindia.com/2011/02/08/atropa-acuminata/
Please check for stem character. It is angular in this specimen.


Yes …, this is what is known as age catching up.


My earlier post
Solanaceae Fortnight: Atropa acuminata from Gulmarg, Kashmir-GSFEB24/26 (google.com)


 


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