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Solanum kitagawae Schonbeck-Temesy


Description from Flora of China

Solanum borealisinense C. Y. Wu & S. C. Huang; S. depilatum Kitagawa, not Bitter.

Subshrubs climbing, woody at base, slightly branched, 30-70 cm, puberulent with simple hairs, unarmed. Stems striate with scattered lenticels. Petiole 2-3 cm; leaf blade ovate to broadly ovate, ca. 9 × 6 cm, puberulent along veins and margins adaxially, glabrous abaxially, base broadly cordate to rounded, abruptly decurrent, margin entire, apex acuminate. Inflorescences extra-axillary, many-flowered panicles; peduncle 3-7 cm, branched. Pedicel 5-10 mm, puberulent. Calyx truncate at apex or sinuate, minutely pointed, puberulent adaxially; lobes subdeltate, mucronate, ca. 1 mm. Corolla purple, 1-1.5 cm; lobes elliptic or lanceolate, 6-8 mm. Filaments free, ca. 1 mm; anthers united into a tube, ca. 4.5 mm. Style ca. 6 mm. Berry red, 5-8 mm in diam. Seeds ovate, ca. 3 × 2.3 mm. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Aug-Oct.

This taxon is doubtfully distinct from Solanum dulcamara.

Moist places by water; 100-1500 m. Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Qinghai (Xinhai Xian), Xinjiang [Afghanistan, Japan, Mongolia, Russia; SW Asia]


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