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  Solanum viarum
 
  Family: SOLANACEAE
  Citation:  Solanum viarum Dunal in DC., Prodr. 13: 240. 1852; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 253. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 313. 1988; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 317. 1996; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 574. 2009. Solanum khasianum Clarke in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 4:234.1883, var. chatterjeeanum Sen Gupta, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 3: 411. 1961.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kandakarichunda
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Tropical soda apple
  Description: Pubescent shrubs, prickles recurved, to 7 mm long. Leaves alternate, to 12 x 8 cm, ovate, irregularly shallowly lobed, sinuate, base obliquely truncate, densely tomentose on lower surface and less on upper surface; petiole to 5 cm long; spines mostly on petiole and midrib and few on lateral nerves, to 2 cm long, straight. Cymes 3 or 4 flowered, peduncle to 2 cm long; pedicels 1.2 cm long, elongates to 2 cm in fruit. Calyx lobes lanceolate, pubescent, 5 mm long. Corolla 1.5 cm across, lobes lanceolate. Ovary tomentose. Berry globose, 3 cm across, yellow.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-April
  District(s): Kasaragode, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Degraded evergreen forest areas
  Distribution: Native of South America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Sholayar, Mulleria
   
 
   
 
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