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12. Solanum hidetaroi Masamune, Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Taiwan. 29: 84. 1939.

台白英 tai bai ying

Herbs climbing, suberect, glabrous, unarmed. Stems hollow, angular, glabrescent or puberulent. Petiole 1-1.5 cm; leaf blade ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 3-5 × 1.5-2.5 cm, puberulent adaxially, glabrescent abaxially; upper leaves 1.5-1.8 × 0.6 cm, base rounded, slightly oblique, margin entire or praemorse, apex acuminate. Inflorescences extra-axillary, lax, open, many-flowered panicles; peduncle ca. 2 cm, puberulent. Pedicel 5-12 mm, glabrous. Calyx ca. 2.5 mm in diam.; lobes ovate-rounded, ca. 0.5 mm, mucronate, puberulent abaxially. Corolla dark blue with basal spots adaxially; tube ca. 0.8 mm, limb ca. 4 mm; lobes lanceolate, 3-4 × 1.3 mm, pubescent at apex, ciliate. Filaments ca. 0.5 mm; anthers free, 1.8-2 mm. Ovary glabrous. Style ca. 4 mm. Fruiting pedicel 12-15 cm. Fruiting calyx spreading. Berry shiny red, globose, 5-8 mm in diam. Seeds discoid, ca. 1.5 mm in diam.

* C and N Taiwan

No material was seen of this species, and the above description is taken from the original publication and from the Flora of Taiwan. To judge from the description, this taxon may not be distinct from Solanum dulcamara.


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