Jerusalem Cherry

Jerusalem Cherry

plants

Alternate names

Solanum, Solanum pseudocapsicum, winter cherry, natal cherry

Toxicity to pets

The Jerusalem Cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum) contains beautiful red to yellow berries or fruit. All parts of this plant contain the toxin, solanine. This glycoalkoloid causes severe gastrointestinal irritation (e.g., drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, ulceration) when consumed and may also produce central nervous system signs (e.g., depression, seizures).

Solanum pseudocapsicum

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    The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.