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Tree I.D. please, creamy white berries, south west France


 
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dinkycottage
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:22 am    Post subject: Tree I.D. please, creamy white berries, south west France Reply with quote

I was out in a town in south west France last autumn, when I came across a street tree with creamy white berries. I took a berry home with me and now I have 3 small tree-lets with leaves as in the photo. Please note that these are plants only about 20cm high so the leaves may be immature. Does anyone know what this tree is, please?

http://www.fototime.com/inv/090DF679EED0B50

Question Hope the link works this time - thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:11 am    Post subject: Tree I.D. please, creamy white berries, south west France Reply with quote

Hello there, dinky cottage.
Your image link does not seem to be complete, because of this it will not display.
I see you have a fototime account, so I presume you could use the following instructions that I found on the site.

Once you have your photos and videos uploaded to your FotoTime account, create a link to these photos and post this link in your forum message. To obtain a link of the photos and videos that you want to use in the forums, login to your FotoTime account, and click the Share Pictures link on the left. Next, select the Create Link to Pictures option to generate a URL. Next, choose whether you want to create a link to all of your albums, a subset of albums or a link to an individual picture. When finished click the Generate button and a link to your photos and videos will be generated. Simply, copy and paste this link into your forum message.


Try, if you can not to post the images too large, so that all the members in dialup internet world will be able to view them as well.
Let me know if you need any help posting the pics. Smile

Edit.... Your link works now dinkycottage.
I have taken the liberty of supplying the images below as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks to me to be a form of Actaea. this is usually a perennial with white berries. It is noted for being poisonous in fruit (red or white) and a skin irritant. It is sometimes known as baneberry.
dinkycottage have you got any pics of the berries so we can shed more light on the topic.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a photo of the parent or the berry, I'm afraid. The berry looks a little like Sorbus kashmeriana, but the leaf is wrong - also, the parent is definitely a tree, with a single trunk, so I don't think it could be an Actaea. But thanks for your input, 'cooler'.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dinky Cottage, I have exactly the same plant from the same berries from the same place and I first thought it was a Kashmiriana but as you said in your question in 2007 the leaves are wrong, I have looked at all the leaf searches I can find, it is nowhere to be seen. Can anyone HELP!!!!! alanandcarolt
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has been puzzling me since I saw this.
I think I may have it.
I have only seen it in flower before, never seen the berries.

Compare it to Melia azedarach. Common name Persian lilac.

http://www.burncoose.co.uk/site/plants.cfm?pl_id=2903#

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=melia+azedarach+fruit&um=1&hl=en&sa=G&rls=p,com.microsoft:en-gb:IE-ContextMenu&rlz=1I7SUNA_en-GB&biw=1270&bih=501&tbm=isch&tbnid=TqZgySIGFRAYeM:&imgrefurl=http://www.thelovelyplants.com/melia-azedarach-the-persian-lilac/&docid=qStQct3UVkpzxM&w=640&h=462&ei=5yRAToagKMixhAfxlay0Ag&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=531&page=1&tbnh=103&tbnw=143&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:16,s:0&tx=84&ty=69
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:39 am    Post subject: tree id Reply with quote

I can't remember if I replied , but if not it is definitly Melia Azedarach,
Alan
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