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10. Solanum pseudocapsicum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 184. 1753.

珊瑚樱 shan hu yin

Shrubs erect, branched, unarmed; pubescence of simple and branched hairs. Petiole 2-5 mm; leaf blade narrowly oblong to lanceolate, 1-6 × 0.5-1.5 cm, pubescent or glabrous, base cuneate, decurrent, margin entire or sinuate, apex acute or obtuse. Inflorescences leaf opposed or extra-axillary, solitary or rarely paired flowers or short racemes; peduncle short or obsolete. Pedicel 3-4 mm. Calyx green, ca. 4 mm in diam., prominently lobed; lobes ca. 1.5 mm. Corolla white or mauve, 0.8-1.5 cm in diam., lobed about half way. Filaments less than 1 mm, glabrous; anthers ca. 2 mm. Style ca. 2 mm. Fruiting pedicel ca. 1 cm, expanded at apex. Berry orange-red, fleshy, 1.2-1.5(-2) cm in diam. Seeds discoid, 2-3 mm in diam.

Cultivated in China [Native of South America]

Cultivated for ornamental use

1 Plants glabrescent; anthers more than 2 mm   10a var. pseudocapsicum
+ Plants conspicuously puberulent with dendritic hairs; anthers ca. 2 mm   10b var. diflorum

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