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  Solanum vagum
 
  Family: SOLANACEAE
  Citation:  Solanum vagum Heyne ex Nees, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 17: 48. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 230. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 936(657). 1923; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 323. 1994.
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  Description: Unarmed spreading shrubs, 1-2.5 m high; branches sparsely white stellate-pubescent. Leaves alternate, 6.5-14 x 2.5 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, repand-sinuate, glabrescent above, sparsely stellate-pubescent beneath, acute or shortly acuminate at apex, acute or narrowed at base. Flowers white in extra-axillary pedunculate racemose cymes. Calyx lobes linear-lanceolate, acuminate, stellate pubescent, 3-4 mm long, recurved. Berries 0.6-0.7 cm in diameter, globose, red when ripe; seeds flat, 3-4 nn long, slightly scaly.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-July
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Manantody
   
 
   
 
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