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Solanum erianthum D. Don


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees 1.5-10 m tall, unarmed, stellate tomentose overall. Petiole stout, 1.5-5.5 cm; leaf blade ovate-oblong or elliptic, 10-29 × 4-12 cm, base cuneate or obtuse, entire or sinuate, apex short acuminate. Inflorescences erect, appearing terminal, flat-topped or rounded panicles; peduncle 3-10 cm. Pedicel 3-5 mm. Calyx campanulate, ca. 1 cm in diam.; lobes ovate, ca. 3 mm. Corolla white; lobes oblong, 6-7 × 3-4 mm. Filaments ca. 1 mm; anthers ca. 2 mm. Style glabrous, 4-6 mm. Berry yellow-brown, globose, ca. 1.2 cm in diam. Seeds compressed, 1-2 mm in diam. Fl. and fr. nearly throughout the year.

This species was long known as Solanum verbascifolium Linnaeus, which has been shown to be a different plant now known as S. donianum Walpers.

Waste places, thickets; 300-2100 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan, [native of South America, widespread in tropical Asia and Oceania]


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