*Solanum pseudocapsicum

Family Solanaceae

Madeira Winter Cherry

Shrub to 2 m high.

Flowers: White, October – January.

Fruit: Bright orange berry 10 – 15 mm diameter. Bird dispersed.


Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Native of South America.
  • Weed of woodland and disturbed sites.
  • Uncommon in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Fruit reported to be eaten and dispersed by Pied Currawong Strepera graculina, with maximum number of seeds per bird pellet 300, average 60.

Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Solanum pseudocapsicum plant

Solanum pseudocapsicum flower

Solanum pseudocapsicum fruit