Jerusalem cherry, Madeira winter cherry

Jerusalem cherry, Madeira winter cherry

Scientific Name : Solanum pseudo-capsicum Family : Solanaceae Common Name : Jerusalem cherry, Madeira winter cherry Description: A small shrub with attractive but poisonous fruit. Ideal as a pot plant. Keep away from children, as the attractive fruits could be eaten by them with dangerous consequences. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Two-leaf nightshade

Two-leaf nightshade

Scientific Name : Solanum diphyllum Family : Solanaceae Common Name : Two-leaf nightshade Description: It is a medium size; short lived perennial shrub with yellow fruits. Bulbul birds love these fruits. Seed dispersal is mainly through birds’ droppings. Propagation : Seeds Longevity : Short lived...

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Ivy gourd, Tondli, Tindora, Kundru

Ivy gourd, Tondli, Tindora, Kundru

Scientific Name : Coccinia grandis Family : Cucurbitaceae Common Name : Ivy gourd, Tondli, Tindora, Kundru Description: A medium size climber of which fruit are used as vegetable. Extensively cultivated in Alibaug in Maharashtra. Male and female flowers are borne on separate climbers. There is a variety with bitter fruit. Leaves of the climber are aslo used for making curry. It is susceptible to stem galls, caused by...

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