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  Solanum diphyllum
 
  Family: SOLANACEAE
  Citation:  Solanum diphyllum L., Sp. Pl. 1: 184. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s):
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  English name(s): Twoleaf Nightshade
  Description: Herbs. Leaves unequal-paired, entire, elliptic to oblong, sometimes broadly, 3-12 x 1.5-8 cm, apex rounded, base attenuate, decurrent on petiole and stem; petiole terete, 0.8-9 mm long, winged by leaf bases. Cymes axillary, peduncle unbranched, later with conspicuous pedicel scars, 3.5-8 mm long. Calyx constricted at base and just below lobes, lobes 5, glabrous, 0.7-1.6 x 0.7-1.1 mm, minutely ciliolate. Corolla white, lobes 5, glabrous, 2.3-5 x 1.5-2.3 mm. Stamens 5, filament glabrous, 0.4-0.5 mm long; anther glabrous, 1.2-1.8 mm long, 0.7-1 mm wide. Ovary glabrous, style glabrous, 1.8-3 mm long. Fruit orange, glabrous, 3-10 mm long, 3.4-9 acorss; sepal persistent, upward; pedicel 2-13 mm long; seeds yellow or tan, reniform-discoid, 2-3 mm across, margins thickened.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-June
  District(s): Wayanad, Thrissur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grown as medicinal plants
  Distribution: Native of Central America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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