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  Solanum giganteum
 
  Family: SOLANACEAE
  Citation:  Solanum giganteum Jacq., Coll. Bot. 4: 125. 1791; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 233. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 937(657). 1923; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 278. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 251. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 311. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 318. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 322. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 33. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 71. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 464. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 273. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 213. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 351. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 572. 2009. Solanum niveum Vahl, Symb. Bot. 2: 41. 1791.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cheruchunda
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Large shrubs, 1-3.5 m high; stems and leaves covered with very minute stellate hairs of equal arms; prickles on stems only, small, stout, grouped. Leaves simple, 20-25 x 5-7 cm, elliptic, acute at either ends, entire, membranous; petiole to 5 cm long. Cymes terminal or subterminal; peduncle 4-5 cm long. Flowers densely packed; pedicel 1 cm long, densely white-stellate hairy. Corolla blue, hairy outside. Berry 7 x 7 mm, red, glabrous; seeds smooth.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kasaragode, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen, evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Arjunankotta, Pooppara, Pampa, on way to Brahmagiri, Payyavur, Devicolam, Silent Valley R. F., Thalichola
   
 
   
 
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