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  Solanum capsicoides
 
  Family: SOLANACEAE
  Citation:  Solanum capsicoides All., Melanges Philos. Mat. Soc. Roy. Turin 12: 64. 1773; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 273. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 351. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 486. 2009. Solanum ciliatum Lam., Encycl. 2: 21. 1797; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 274. 1989.
  Malayalam Name(s): Rakthachunda
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Densely prickly subshrubs, 30-40 cm tall. Leaves sinuately lobed, 6-9 x 4-7 cm, base obliquely cordate, lobes acuminate, sparsely villous hairy, chartaceous, scattered prickles especially on the nerves beneath. Inflorescence extra-axillary, few-flowered, flowers pendent. Calyx prickly, teeth broadly triangular. Corolla white, c. 6 mm long. Berry 2-2.5 cm across, globose, at first pale green with dark green markings, crimson-red at maturity. Seeds c. 5 mm across, flat, punctate, winged.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): Kottayam, Kollam, Alappuzha, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Wayanad, Malappuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Degraded forests and waste places
  Distribution: Indigenous to Malaya; now naturalised in other parts of tropics
  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
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Sivaloda, Pampa, Thottappally
   
 
   
 
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