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  Solanum wendlandii
 
  Family: SOLANACEAE
  Citation:  Solanum wendlandii Hook. f., Bot. Mag. t. 6914. 1887.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Giant Potato Creeper, Potato vine
  Description: Robust, sparsely armed, straggler to climber; branchlets glabrous, terete; prickles recurved, short, scattered. Lower leaves pinnatifid, to 25 x 15 cm, with 2-3 pairs of segments, each to 10 x 6 cm; upper leaves simple, ovate, to 8 x 5 cm, base cordate, apex acuminate. Cymes branched, compact, terminal, to 25 cm wide; pedicels 2 cm. Calyx campanulate, 8 mm; lobes 5, ovate, 5 mm, margin hyaline, apex mucronate. Corolla rotate, lilac, to 6 cm wide, shallowly 5-lobed. Stamens 5; filaments subequal, 3-6 mm, white; anthers to 1 cm connivent around style. Ovary 2-celled.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-June
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of Costa Rica, cultivated elsewhere
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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