Kangaroo Apple (Poroporo)

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  • Common Name: Kangaroo Apple (Poroporo)
  • Latin Name: Solanum aviculare
  • Family Name: Solanaceae
All parts of this plant, which is part of the nightshade family, are TOXIC and contain the alkaloid solasodine (used to manufacture steroid contraceptives), so it is definitely not one to include in the tortoise diet.  

Flowers of the Kangaroo Apple can be found in white, blue-violet and lilac.
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