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  Solanum seaforthianum
 
  Family: SOLANACEAE
  Citation:  Solanum seaforthianum Andr., Bot. Repos. 8: t.504. 1808; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 312. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 322. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 274. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 219. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 213. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 573. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Thoongumasu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Brazilian Nightshade, Italian Jasmine, Potato Creeper, St. Vincent Lilac
  Description: Erect shrubs; stems usually bluish; prickles to 1 cm long, on stem, petiole and leaves, stout with broaden and bluish base. Leaves to 7 x 5 cm, shallowly lobed; stellate hairs equally armed; petiole 3-6 cm long. Flowers solitary, axillary; pedicels 2.5 cm long, deflexed in flowers and fruits; calyx hairy or with scattered prickles; corolla blue, 1.5 cm across, hairy outside. Berry yellow, 2.5 cm across, globose, smooth.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-November
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Degraded evergreen and moist deciduous forest areas
  Distribution: Native of Brazil; now widely naturalised
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Chengamperu, Thekkady, Alampetty, Padippara, Kanthaloor forests, Begur, Tolpetty
   
 
   
 
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