Glossy blue/purple fruit annual (Solanum?)

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  1. Tom Hulse

    Tom Hulse Active Member 10 Years

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    Anyone recognize these? They were growing just outside the Strybing Arboretum at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Disregard all foliage, it's from other plants. Thanks!!
     

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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Fruits and raches certainly suggest Solanum, but it's not one I've ever seen before. Hopefully someone else here recognizes it....
     
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    K Baron Well-Known Member

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    Tom a photo of the fruiting plant's leaf would help... I have never seen a solanum with sword fronds or palmate leaflets?
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    What about Elaeocarpus grandis, Blue Marble Tree? I just saw this at Lyon Arboretum in Honolulu. It was marked as being from Australia.
     
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    Definitely Dianella. The branching pattern of the inflorescence and the recurved pedicels are characteristic. You would need to see other features of the plant to identify the species.
     

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