Solanum pseudocapsicum L., Sp. Pl., 184, 1754  

Bailey, Man. Cult. Pl. 868, 1949; Hortus Third, 1055, 1976; Dassanayake & Fosberg, Revised Handbook  Flora of Ceylon, vol. VI, 386, 1987.

Syn: Solanum capsicastrum Link ex Schauer                          

Unarmed erect shrub reaching 1.5 m in height, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Leaves narrow-oblong to oblanceolate, 5-10 cm long, entire or somewhat undulate, glossy above, base cuneate, decurrent and narrowed to a short petiole, apex acute or obtuse. Flowers solitary or up to 3 in a cluster on axillary or extra-axillary very short peduncle, pedicel 3-4 mm long, elongating to 1 cm in fruit and expanded at tip . Calyx teeth triangular to lanceolate, about 2 mm long, enlarged to  4-5 mm long in fruit. Corolla rotate, white, 1-1.5 cm across. Stamens with 2 mm long anthers. Berry globose, 1-2 cm across, scarlet or yellow glossy, long persistent on plant. Seeds 2-3 mm, discoid.

Native of South America, cultivated and naturalised in tropical and subtropical climates
Common names: Jerusalem cherry, Madeira cheryy, winter cherry, False Jerusalem cherry, False winter cherry
 
Photographs and discussion

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Request for ID : 241210 : AK-2:  Taken at the tea gardens at Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka which is at 1892
meters above sea level. The flowers resembled that of common chillies. I had seen similar ones by the roadside at Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu.


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Solanaceae Week: Solanum pseudocapsicum from Kashmir: Solanum pseudocapsicum L., Sp. Pl. 1: 184 184 1753.
Syn: S. capsicastrum Link ex Schauer
Unarmed erect shrub reaching 1.5 m in height, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Leaves narrow-oblong to oblanceolate, 5-10 cm long, entire or somewhat undulate, glossy above, base cuneate, decurrent and narrowed to a short petiole, apex acute or obtuse. Flowers solitary or up to 3 in a cluster on axillary or extra-axillary very short peduncle, pedicel 3-4 mm long, elongating to 1 cm in fruit and expanded at tip . Calyx teeth triangular to lanceolate, about 2 mm long, enlarged to  4-5 mm long in fruit. Corolla rotate, white, 1-1.5 cm across. Stamens with 2 mm long anthers. Berry globose, 1-2 cm across, scarlet or yellow glossy, long persistent on plant. Seeds 2-3 mm, discoid.
Native of South America, cultivated and naturalised in tropical and subtropical climates
Common names: Jerusalem cherry, Madeira cherry, winter cherry, False Jerusalem cherry, False winter cherry 


 

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Solanaceae Week: Solanum pseudocapsicum from Mandi Himachal Pradesh: Solanum pseudocapsicum from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, Photographed in October, 2009.


An ornamental, generally indoors for its long persisting fruit turning attractive when ripe. The famous writer L. H. Bailey had it in his study room, and formed the introduction of his book “How plants get their names”


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Solanaceae Week- Ornamental Chilli: At the end of the week, I have remembered this chap hanging out of my
balcony, trying to get as much sun as possible.

I saw this mail during resurfacing. It is not ornamental chilli. It is Solanum pseudocapsicum an ornamental plant with small cherry like fruits.
Jerusalem Cherry, Madeira Winter Cherry.

HP, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID – Solanum :: ARKDEC-16 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Requesting to please provide ID of this Solanum captured in the premises of the Naggar Castle, HP in October 2014.


Seems to be Solanum pseudo-capsicum


 

Thank you … for the ID…


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Solanum pseudocapsicum, photographed from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh


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Solanum pseudocapsicum L., Sp. Pl. 1: 184 184 1753.

Syn: S. capsicastrum Link ex Schauer                   
Unarmed erect shrub reaching 1.5 m in height, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Leaves narrow-oblong to oblanceolate, 5-10 cm long, entire or somewhat undulate, glossy above, base cuneate, decurrent and narrowed to a short petiole, apex acute or obtuse. Flowers solitary or up to 3 in a cluster on axillary or extra-axillary very short peduncle, pedicel 3-4 mm long, elongating to 1 cm in fruit and expanded at tip . Calyx teeth triangular to lanceolate, about 2 mm long, enlarged to 4-5 mm long in fruit. Corolla rotate, white, 1-1.5 cm across. Stamens with 2 mm long anthers. Berry globose, 1-2 cm across, scarlet or yellow glossy, long persistent on plant. Seeds 2-3 mm, discoid.

 

Native of South America, cultivated and naturalised in tropical and subtropical climates.
Photographed from Kashmir

Common names: Jerusalem cherry, Madeira cheryy, winter cherry, False Jerusalem cherry, False winter cherry


 

 

Thanks Sir for these beautiful pics and information..


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Solanaceae Week: Solanum pseudo-capsicum PKFEB15/15 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)

Please find Solanum pseudo-capsicum L. collected from Idukki


Yes …


very nice. … but what makes it pseudocapsicum?
Attached are pictures of Solanum pseudocapsicum captured at Almora, Uttarakhand in November 2012.
Was posted on the forum earlier and identified.

Attached are pictures of Solanum pseudocapsicum captured near Naggar, HP, in October 2014.

Was posted on the forum earlier and identified.


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An ornamental plant seen in Sri Lanka.

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HP another plant 26092016 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

PLANT FOR ID REQUEST
himachal pradesh, 26.09.2016


Solanum pseudocapsicum I hope.


My mistake, Photograph was taken in KASOL, HP, WILD


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Request for ID 1 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 5 MB.
Place: Bombay Shola, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Date: 19/01/18
The green fruits turn red

It appears Solanum pseudocapsicum to me


Re:Tomato like fruits from Kohima : 7 posts by 5 authors. 2 images.
Tomato like fruits
From Kohima Nagaland
Kindly identify

nightshade group?


Solanum pseudocapsicum ??

Image is insufficient.
May be Solanum pseudocapsicum as per images herein, as suggested by …

could also be real above ground fruits of a potatoes plant. see this

and at 2.00 minutes in this video   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k00q6bhIwfg

so … please dig up the plant if you can. are there potatoe tubers ???


Leaves do not look like of potato plant.


I agree with Solanum pseudocapsicum.


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Re: Tomato like fruits : 1 post by 1 author.
Thank you both … I have attached photos of flower, leaves and immature fruits.
3 images.

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Solanum pseudocapsicum L. : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6) – around 800 kb each.

 

Location: Naichal, Gundu, Bhakltapur 
Date: 15 September 2019
Elevation: 1795 m.

Habit : Cultivated 

Nepali Names : खोर्साने झार Khorsaane Jhaar/ बिही Bihee

Attachments (3)- 1, 1 & 3 mb.  


very nice. how big are the berries


Almost playing marbles size.



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These pics were recorded from Pelling and Nainital, in cultivation…is this Solanum pseudocapsicum ?
Please validate/correct…


efi page on Solanum pseudocapsicum


Yes it is S. pseudocapsicum


Correct ID !



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