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  Solanum lasiocarpum
 
  Family: SOLANACEAE
  Citation:  Solanum lasiocarpum Dunal, Hist. Solanum 223. 1813; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 193. 1988; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 465. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 273. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 478. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 352. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 573. 2009. Solanum ferox auct. non L. 1753, Wight, Ic. t. 1399. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 233. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 937(658). 1923; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 311. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 322. 1994.
  Malayalam Name(s): Anachunda, Anamodumuttikka, Pechunda, Veluthavazhuthana
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  Description: Robust shrubs, to 1.5 m high; stems densely spineus prickled and stellate hairy. Leaves to 35 x 35 cm, ovate-orbicular, entire or shallowly lacerate; stellate hairs unequally armed; petioles 5-10 cm long. Flowers in groups of 2-3, axillary, epedunculate; pedicels short; calyx densely stellate hairy; corolla 3-4 cm across, blue, hairy outside; ovary densely hairy. Berry 3-5 cm across, globose, densely covered with spineus bristles.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-February
  District(s): Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-800
  Localities: Mlappara, on way to Brahmagiri, Damsite, Arampa, Boneccord, Thalichola, Karamanayar region
   
 
   
 
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