Natal Cherry (Solanum)

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NATAL CHERRY
(Solanum)
A.K.A.
Jerusalem Cherry, Madeira Winter Cherry, or Winter Cherry
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Natal-CherryNatal Cherry Fruit

Natal Cherry is akin to the family of plants known as nightshade with poisonous fruit. The plant has become a weed in areas of Australia and New Zealand. These perennials can be grown decoratively as house plants, but caution must be taken if young children and animals are present. The plants can live up to ten years bearing fruit usually in their second or third year then every year thereafter. The fruit has a similar look and skin texture as tomatoes and are often mistaken as cherry tomatoes.

Distribution:
Native to Ecuador and Peru, they have been cultivated to be grown as decretive houseplants.

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion, Skin contact

Toxic Principle:
Solanocapsine.

Clinical Symptoms:
Gastrointestinal disturbances, possible ulceration of the gastrointestinal system, seizures, depression, respiratory depression, and shock.

IMMEDIATELY SEE YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
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