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  Solanum erianthum
 
  Family: SOLANACEAE
  Citation:  Solanum erianthum D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 96. 1825; Roe, Taxon 17: 176. 1968; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 193. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 311. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 318. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 321. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 273. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 218. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 212. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 572. 2009. Solanum verbascifolium sensu Clarke in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 230. 1883, non L. 1753; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 936(657). 1923.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chunda, Erichunda, Malachunda
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Common nightshade
  Description: Large shrubs or small trees, 3-6 m high, unarmed. Leaves 15-25 x 5-10 cm, elliptic, entire, densely hairy below, sparsely above; nerves prominent; stellate hairs with equal arms; petioles 4 cm long. Cymes terminal or subterminal; peduncle 5 cm long, stout. Flowers many, erect, densely packed; pedicels 1 cm long; corolla white, densely pubescent outside. Capsule 8 x 8 mm, orange-yellow, hairy when young.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-August
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Degraded semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forest areas, also in wastelands
  Distribution: South East Asia and North Australia
  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: Palapetty, Kokkara, Vengoli, Silent Valley R. F., Punnamala, Pathenthode, Tolpetty
   
 
   
 
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