Probably easy to identify but i need help !!

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  1. rumpuss

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    Hello:
    another photo of a plant growing out of the rocks along a small path near my home which I´d appreciate someone identifying.

    thanks
    Anita
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    A species of Solanum, or at least in the family Solanaceae.
     
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    Thank you Michael

    think it might be Atropa Belladonna but need to check it out further to be sure.

    regards
    Anita
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I hed wondered about that, but thought probably not as the leaves look too small. But equally, with it growing in a rock face, the leaf size may be stunted.

    So don't try eating those berries!!
     
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    thanks Michael I certainly won´t be making a pie with the berries !!!!!
     
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    Hello Michael:
    went for a walk this afternoon and brought back a ´Belladonna´? cutting of which I took a close up photo. Have searched around some more and wonder whether it could be Solanum americanum - Glossy Nightshade - leaves and berries match up ?

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I'm not very familiar with Solanum americanum, but checking photos of it, it does match well, in particular the berries being in clusters (unlike Atropa belladonna, where they are usually single).
     

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