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Nipple Fruit (Solanum mammosum)


By David

Nipple Fruit (Solanum mammosum) (Solanum mammosum (Nipplefruit))

In glasshouse in a local park

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How unusual!! made me smile :-D

31 Mar, 2011


so you have been wondering around the local park have you, alright for some,

31 Mar, 2011


Ha Ha. No prizes for how it got its name !

31 Mar, 2011


:-D) This is well-named.

I do like to pop in now and again, Yorkshire, to see what's new, and in bloom. :-))

31 Mar, 2011


Are they edible?

31 Mar, 2011


Lovely colour and very unusual. Made me smile too :)

31 Mar, 2011


never seen such things ~ they look like orange balloons that havent been fully inflated.

31 Mar, 2011


They are very toxic, Meanie (see info on next pic).

Glad this made you smile, Gee. :-))

Great description, Sticki! :-))

31 Mar, 2011


I guess Something must like to eat them , look at those thorns protecting the fruit !! :o)

1 Apr, 2011


Those thorns are quite impressive, Amy. :-)

2 Apr, 2011


I had assumed that as they were a Solanum that they were, but had to ask as they look rather appealing.

2 Apr, 2011


They do. A bit of a fatal attraction, though. :-)

6 Apr, 2011


solanum? like potatoes? could see where they might be dangerous to have around children...they look apetizing.

13 Apr, 2011


Yes, Lori, and also as in "Nightshade". Belladonna and nipplefruit - femmes fatales, indeed, lol!

15 Apr, 2011

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