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And I’d like some help, here …

06 Nov

I just took these a couple of days ago, and I don't have the faintest idea of what this little "fruit" is. The scale may not be apparent, so I must say that they are about ¼ inch (5 mm) in diameter … quite small. I say this because of the resemblance of the tree bark to cherry, but these are 'way too small, and it's November … long past the time when a cherry would be this size. The whole tree is about 10 feet tall … but I have no idea of its state of maturity … this might be its full-grown size, or it might get a lot bigger.



Any identification of these little things will be greatly appreciated … this is one of theose things that really bug me.

Pretty little things, whatever they are.

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Posted by on November 6, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

12 responses to “And I’d like some help, here …

  1. Zaphira

    November 6, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I don't have any idea about what it is, unfortunately. :(But they look delicious – did you taste them?

     
  2. Zaphira

    November 6, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Oh, no of course not. (:doh: @ myself)Do you know if they contain a stone, like cherries do?

     
  3. derWandersmann

    November 6, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Nope … they reminded me too much of barberry … I tasted them when I was a kid. I don't taste stuff that I don't know what it is.

     
  4. PainterWoman

    November 6, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Do NOT eat them. They look like what we called China Berries. Several trees were removed around the school I went to as a child. I don't know if that is the correct name of them or not but everyone said they were poisonous.

     
  5. derWandersmann

    November 6, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    No, I don't … I didn't think of it until now.

     
  6. PainterWoman

    November 6, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melia_azedarachDown about in the middle of the Wiki article is a picture of the golden berries which look similar to yours. You can click on it once to enlarge it.

     
  7. PainterWoman

    November 6, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Well, it said they are toxic if eaten in large quantities but I wouldn't take any chances with even one. I mainly remember the boys throwing the berries at us girls and the teachers yelling at them.They ARE beautiful in your photos.

     
  8. derWandersmann

    November 6, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Wow! I wasn't about to try them, but even so, I'm bloody glad I didn't!

     
  9. RedFreya

    November 8, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Edible or not they make a lovely display. I wonder if they are too toxic to have in the house as part of a flower arrangement?

     
  10. Tabmartel

    November 9, 2009 at 5:11 am

    I wouldn't want any toxic berries in my house on display. I wouldn't even allow them to grow in my yard.

     
  11. MrLeffe

    November 9, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Very beautiful berries and pictures. I went through my books to see if I could find it, but no result. 🙂 🙂

     
  12. studio41

    November 20, 2009 at 12:11 am

    nice colourful photos… I'm with you, never to eat unless one knows exactly what they are…

     

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