20. Solanum chrysotrichum Schlechtendal, Linnaea. 19: 304. 1847.
多裂水茄 duo lie shui qie
Solanum torvum Swartz var. pleiotomum C. Y. Wu & S. C. Huang.
Shrubs 1-1.5 m tall, sparingly armed, densely pubescent overall with rust-colored, short- or long-stalked stellate hairs. Stems angular, with short prickles 2-3 × 1-1.5 mm. Petiole stout, 1-3 cm, sometimes armed; leaf blade broadly ovate or elliptic, 8-20 × 4-14 cm, base obtuse or cordate, often asymmetric, 3-5-lobed to parted; lobes deltate or long deltate, unequal, irregularly sinuate, densely pubescent with rust-colored, stalked stellate hairs, denser abaxially, acute or subobtuse at apex. Inflorescences extra-axillary, many-flowered racemose panicles; peduncle mostly 2- or 3-branched, 5-12 mm, pubescent as on stems. Pedicel stout, 5-10 mm. Calyx cup-shaped, 5-8 mm; lobes deltate-lanceolate, 4-6 mm, acuminate at apex, pubescent as on peduncle. Corolla white, 1.5-1.8 cm; lobes ovate-oblong, 0.8-1.2 cm, acute. Filaments 1-2 mm; anthers oblong, 6-8 mm. Style 8-10 mm. Berry yellow-orange, globose, 8-10 mm in diam. Seeds discoid, 1.5-2 mm in diam. Fl. and fr. throughout the year.
Dry lands. Fujian, Taiwan [Central America; introduced elsewhere].