The berries do not shrivel up as those do that are affected by the black rot.
Small berries are a very important product.
They are shrubs or low trees with evergreen or nearly evergreen opposite entire leaves, and dense clusters of small, white, tubular four-parted flowers, enclosing two stamens and succeeded by small, globular, usually black berries, each with a single pendulous seed.
Their food is various, consisting of berries, seeds and insects.
Another page informed her that the opaque green berries on the thorny vines were gooseberries.