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Prickly bush with fruit

Observed: 24th December 2011 By: tanfield
prickly
Description:

Horribly prickly plant with thorns on stems and upper and lower sides of the leaves. Round yellow fruits about 2cm diameter

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David Trevan's picture

Solanum

Agree it's the 'Apple of Sodom'my Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean lists it as S.sodomeum?

Dave

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ophrys's picture

Ditto

But apparently the several different names for this have been lumped under linnaeanum.

See the description of this in the link below (scroll down)...

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/research/projects/solanaceaesourc...

Ian
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Thank you

Thanks for the ID.