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  Solanum violaceum ssp. multiflorum
 
  Family: SOLANACEAE
  Citation:  Solanum violaceum Ortega ssp. multiflorum (Clarke) Matthew, Kew Bull. 46: 545. 1991. Solanum indicum var. multiflorum Clarke in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 235. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 938(658). 1923; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 193. 1988. Solanum anguivi Lam. var. multiflora (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) Chithra in Henry et al., Fl. Tamil Nadu 2: 115. 1987; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 318. 1990; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 71. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 273. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 212. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cheruchunda, Cheruvazhuthana, Nilavalutina
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  Description: Erect woody herbs; stems prickled; prickles stout, broaden towards the base. Leaves to 15 x 12 cm, shallowly lobed, densely stellate hairy; petiole 3 cm long. Raceme 12-25-flowered, very shortly peduncled. Flowers blue, densely packed; pedicels 1.2 cm long, curved; corolla 22 mm across, glabrous or hairy. Berry 8 mm across, orange-red, smooth.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Wayanad, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Thekkady, Kalvarimala, Parambikulam, Aruvikad, Silent Valley R. F., Damsite, Pathenthode, Kanthaloor forests
   
 
   
 
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