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  Solanum torvum
 
  Family: SOLANACEAE
  Citation:  Solanum torvum Sw., Prodr. 47. 1788; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 234. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 937(658). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 189. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 278. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 253. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 312. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 275. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 503. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 320. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 323. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 242. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 26. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 317. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 221. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 466. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 275. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 219. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 213. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 478. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 352. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 487. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 573. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Anachunda, Chunda, Cheriyamodumutticka, Chithiramchunda, Malamchunda, Parachunda
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Turkeyberry, Devil's Fig
  Description: Shrubs to 2 m tall; stem densely stellate-hairy when young; prickles few, scattered. Leaves 7-14 x 5-10 cm, ovate, usually coarsely 2-3-sinulate, apex acute, base obliquely subcordate, stellately pubescent on both sides, dense on lower sides, chartaceous, scattered with a few prickles on midrib and on petiole; lateral nerves 4 or 5 pairs; petioles 1.5 - 3.5 cm long. Inflorescence supra-axillary, many-flowered corymbose cymes; peduncle to 5 cm long. Calyx tube 2-2.5 mm long, campanulate, lobes oblong. Corolla white, c. 2.5 cm across; lobes 5-6 mm long, ovate, pubescent outside. Berry 1-1.5 cm across, globose, pale green turning dull orange; seeds discoid, smooth.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-March
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Degraded forest areas and also in the plains
  Distribution: Throughout the 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: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-1200
  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Churullipetty, Thekkady, Karimala, Sabari hills, Arampa, Begur, Kuthuparamba, Kumbla, Panathur, Sreekantapuram, Anachal - way to Vellathuval, Chindaki forest, Mukkali forests, Silent Valley R. F., Walayar, Boneccord, Ponmudi, Champ
   
 
   
 
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