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