Atropa origanifolia (Lam.) Desf.
Atropa rhomboidea Hook.
Jaborosa montevidensis Casar.
Physalis origanifolia Lam.
Salpichroa rhomboidea (Hook.) Miers
Common Name: Cock's Eggs
Cock's eggs is a very fast-growing, perennial, climbing plant with somewhat woody stems.
Although the fruits have a poor flavour raw, they are often gathered from the wild for use as preserves and are commonly found for sale in local markets[
Although providing many well-known foods for people, including the potato, tomato, pepper and aubergine, most plants in the family Solanaceae also contain poisonous alkaloids. Unless there are specific entries with information on edible uses, it would be unwise to ingest any part of this plant[
S. America - Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil. Naturalized in southeastern Australia.
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A plant of the warm temperate to tropical zones, being found at elevations above 1,000 metres in the tropics. Plants are susceptible to frost, even the fleshy roots can be killed by temperatures down to freezing[
Prefers a sunny position[
]. Thrives in alkaline soils[
]. Of poor flavour raw[
]. Often used to make preserves[
]. The white or yellow, ovoid fruit is 18mm x 8mm[
A very fast-growing climbing plant, able to cover walls or provide a good screen with 12 months from planting[
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