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16. Solanum pittosporifolium Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 171. 1890.

海桐叶白英 hai tong ye bai ying

Solanum pittosporifolium var. pilosum C. Y. Wu & S. C. Huang.

Shrubs to 2 m tall, glabrous or sparsely pubescent with simple hairs, unarmed. Stems sometimes angular, mostly glabrous. Petiole 0.7-2 cm; leaf blade lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 4-13 × 2-6.5 cm, usually glabrous, base rounded or cuneate, sometimes oblique, margin entire, apex acuminate. Inflorescences extra-axillary, paniculate; peduncle 1-5.5 cm. Pedicel 0.5-2 cm. Calyx ca. 3 mm in diam.; lobes short deltate, ca. 1 × 2 mm, ciliate. Corolla usually white, rarely purple, with greenish spots at throat; lobes oblong-lanceolate, 4-5 × 1.5 mm, ciliate, reflexed. Filaments ca. 1 mm; anthers oblong, free, 2.5-2.8 mm. Style ca. 7 mm. Berry red, globose, 0.8-1.2 cm in diam. Seeds discoid, 2-2.8 mm in diam. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Sep-Dec.

Open or dense forests; 500-2500 m. Anhui, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [N Vietnam]

Doubtfully distinct from Solanum dulcamara.


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