Plant ID forum: Are they tomatoes?

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Naylah
Jan 17, 2018 6:10 PM CST
I recently moved to a home in México. And when i began watering this plant that looked like a weird type of vine. And bush started to grow. It produces small white flowers with a yellow buds and then small red "fruit". When i sqished one and smelled it. It defintley smells like a tomatoe.
My question is. Is it a wild variety of tomatoe? And is it edible?
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porkpal
Jan 17, 2018 6:26 PM CST
I believe it is some type of Solanum, but I don't think it is a tomato. Don't eat any until you get a positive identification.
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DaisyI
Jan 17, 2018 7:22 PM CST
Welcome!

It is a Solanum. Maybe Solanum jamesii (native to the Southwest US and north and central Mexico. If so, it is very toxic.
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Mexico
Naylah
Jan 17, 2018 7:22 PM CST
Thank you Porkpal. The universities here do not have a dept. Like in the U.S. where i can get it checked. Lol I defintley wll not be eating any. But am still very curious. Thank you for your time.
Mexico
Naylah
Jan 17, 2018 7:24 PM CST
Thank you so muuch Daisyl. !!
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DaisyI
Jan 17, 2018 7:49 PM CST
Sorry about your salad plans...
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Mexico
Naylah
Jan 17, 2018 8:12 PM CST
Lol Daisyl.
On further inspection of the plant and comparing it to thw actual plant only the flower has similarities..
The red "balls" are not in clusters.
And the plant hangs in tendrils not un upright plant. It kind of vines out from the root. But it doesnt cling or climb.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jan 17, 2018 9:00 PM CST
The flower of a Solanum is so distinguishable that I have no doubt about that part. If you can take some closer photos of the leaves, maybe we can figure it out.
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tofitropic
Jan 18, 2018 3:52 AM CST
Totally agree with other..., this is a Solanum,
I think it is S triquetrum the Texas Nightshade,?
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DaisyI
Jan 18, 2018 11:39 AM CST
I think Tofi has solved the mystery.
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