Help me to identify this plant with thorn leaves

Hello! Please help me to find out to which plant this leaf belongs. Thank you!

Help me to identify this plant with thorn leaves

Vice Professor Asked on March 11, 2015 in Vegetables.

Wow! I’ve never seen this plant! Looks scary with those thorns!

on June 13, 2015.
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    This is Solanum pyracanthos, also known as the Porcupine Tomato, is an evergreen shrub native to tropical Madagascar and the islands of the western Indian Ocean. The plant contains various toxic tropane alkaloids in its leaves, stem and fruit and therefore should be considered dangerous to humans.

    This species is part of the same extensive genus that includes such plants as the potato, tomato, and nightshade. The species propogates slowly, since birds do not consume the fruit, thereby spreading the seeds.

    Despite its toxic nature, the Porcupine Tomato is a popular ornamental plant.

    RE: Help me to identify this plant with thorn leaves

    Professor Answered on March 13, 2015.
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