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Jerusalem cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum)

Jerusalem cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum) is a species of plant in the Solanaceae, the stem grows upright as a small, nightshade tree with globose and slightly poisonous fruit, often used as an ornamental plant, but in some areas considered a weed.

S. pseudocapsicum generally lives up to 10 years, the stems grow erect, woody, branched, the old stems are greenish brown and rough, the young stems are green and white-haired.

Dlium Jerusalem cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum)


Leaves oval or elongated, white hairy, pointed tip, flat margin, a large vein in the middle with small pinnate veins, green on top, pale green underside and stalk.

The fruit has a long stalk, stands upright and is green. The fruit is perfectly round in shape, young has a dark green color and ripe has a bright yellow color. Jerusalem cherry produces fruit after the second or third year and every year after that.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Solaneae
Genus: Solanum
Species: Solanum pseudocapsicum
Subspecies: Solanum pseudocapsicum ssp. diflorum, Solanum pseudocapsicum ssp. pseudocapsicum

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