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Solanum pseudocapsicum

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so-LAN-num sue-do-CAP-si-cum
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Perennial to zone 8, with somewhat poisonous fruit; may be grown as houseplant.

Shrub with alternate, simple leaves; flowers 5-parted, white; fruit a bright orange-red (or rarely white or yellow) berry

Severity: CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.

Poison Delivery Mode: Ingestion

Found in: Houseplant or interiorscape

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Solanum
    Species:
    pseudocapsicum
    Family:
    Solanaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Trinidad to South Tropical America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Poisonous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    White
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    fruit a bright orange-red (or rarely white or yellow) berry
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Nausea, vomiting, salivation, drowsiness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, weakness, gastrointestinal disturbances, possible ulceration of the gastrointestinal system, seizures, depression, respiratory depression, and shock.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Solanine, Solanocapsine and other alkaloids
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits
    Leaves