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5. Solanum cordatum Forssk., Fl. Aegypt-Arab. 47. 1775. Schoenbeck-Temesy in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 100:19.1972.


  • Solanum gracilipes Decne

    A scrambling undershrub, 60 cm or more tall, stellately pubescent. Prickles up to 5 mm long, conical, curved. Leaves 10-25 x 7-20 mm, orbicular-oblong to subcordate. Petiole as long as or shorter than lamina. Flowers 1-2(-3) axillary, lateral or terminal. Pedicel 10-30 cm long, slender, stellate-pubescent. Calyx camĀ¬panulate; lobes 2-3(-5) mm long, acute or obtuse. Corolla 5-7 mm long, stellate-pubescent on the outside, throat purple; lobes acute or obtuse. Filaments less than 1 mm long. Style and ovary glabrous. Berry 5-7 mm broad, yellow-red. Seeds c. 2.6 mm broad, subreniform, verrucate.

    Fl. Per.: March-April.

    Type: Described from Arabia.

    Distribution: N. Africa, Arabia, Pakistan & India.

    A xerophytic scrambler with slender branches. found in rocky places up to 1000 m. Not so common in the Punjab. The juices of the crushed leaves and fruit is medicinal.


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