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11. Solanum torvum Swartz., Nov. Gen. & Sp. Pl. 47. 1788. Wight, l.c. Pl. Ind. Or. 2: t. 345. 1845; Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:234. 1883; R. R. Stewart, l. c. 645.


  • Solanum stramonifolium auctt. non Jacquem.: Roxb.

    A shrub 120-170 cm or more tall. Stem and branches sparsely prickly, stellate tomentose. Leaves 9-13 x 5-10.5 cm, ovate-sinuate, stellately pubescent tomentose. Flowers pale white, in compact paniculate cymes. Peduncles stout, 10-40 mm long. Calyx pubescent. Berry globose, 8-12 mm broad, yellow. Seeds c. 2 mm broad.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Type: West Indies, Swartz (S).

    Distribution: Native to W. Indies, widely naturalised in S. & S. E. Asia.

    According to Chopra (Gloss. Ind. Med. Pl. 230. 1956) the fruits are used for spleenic trouble.


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