Apple of Sodom

Solanum linnaeanum

Shrub to 1 m high, hairy with stellate and some simple glandular hairs; yellowish prickles scattered on most parts.

Leaves elliptic in outline, mostly 4–8 cm long, 3–6 cm wide, deeply lobed; ± concolorous, green, upper surface sparsely hairy, lower surface more densely hairy; petiole 1–2 cm long.

Inflorescences 3–6-flowered; peduncle absent or short; pedicels 10–15 mm long. Calyx 7–8 mm long; lobes 2–4 mm long. Corolla rotate-stellate to pentagonal, 15–20 mm diam., pale purple-blue.

Berry 20–30 mm diam., yellow, finally brown or black.