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  Solanum trilobatum
 
  Family: SOLANACEAE
  Citation:  Solanum trilobatum L., Sp. Pl. 185. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 229. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 938(659). 1923; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 574. 2009. Solanum acetosaefolium Lam., Encycl. 4: 306. 1797.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mothirangani, Thothuvala
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  Description: A slender prickly scrambling shrub, prickles curved, broad-based, yellowish and numerous along the stems, otherwise almost glabrous. Leaves rounded-ovate in outline, obtusely 3-5-lobed, 2-7 cm long, 1-4 cm wide, glabrous or slightly stellate, with a few prickles along the petiole and midrib. Inflorescences extra-axillary, peduncle short, 3-9-flowered; pedicels 1-2 cm long, widely divergent. Calyx 3 mm long, with narrow teeth, sparsely stellate. Corolla 12-16 mm long, deeply lobed, stellate-pubescent outside, purple, reflexed; stamens protruding, anthers 7 mm long, yellow. Fruits globose, c.15 mm diam., scarlet. Seeds compressed, 3 mm diam.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-August
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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