Solanum giganteum Jacq., Collectanea 4: 125 125 1790. (Syn: Solanum argenteum B.Heyne ex Wall.; Solanum bequaertii De Wild.; Solanum corymbosum Wight ex Nees; Solanum farinaceum Griff.; Solanum farinosum Wall.; Solanum giganteum var. longifolium Dunal; Solanum giganteum var. tenuifolium Dunal; Solanum muansense Dammer; Solanum nilghiry Noton ex Dunal; Solanum niveum Vahl; Solanum seretii De Wild.; Solanum sordidescens Bitter; Solanum vagum B.Heyne ex Wall.);
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Tropical & S. Africa: Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Congo, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe; Introduced into: Canary Is., India, Sri Lanka as per POWO;
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Common name: Red Bitter Berry, healing-leaf tree, giant bitter-apple, red bitter-apple • Marathi: kurti • Tamil: paintilikakkoti, paintilikam
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Solanum giganteum – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Solanum giganteum from Sirumalai hills, TN.

I also konw one tree form of Solanum from Ramakkal medu, Munnar ,Kerala represents by few. I dont know whether that is S.giganteum or not, But I still remember the appearance of that plant .



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Solanum giganteum??: Attaching here with the image of Solanum giganteum Jacg.
Collected from Chembra peak, Wayanad, Kerala
Date of Collection: 20 March 2011


– I think you are right.



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Solanum giganteum – 08022014- PKA-Feb-22 : Attachments (5). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Seen this small shrub at Muthodi (Bhadra WLS).
Bot. name: Solanum giganteum
Family: Solanaceae
Thanks to … for the ID..

Good photographs … It would be nice if you can trace a branch with prickles in your photographs.



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Solanaceae Week: Solanum giganteum PKFEB08/08 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Please find Solanum giganteum Jacq.: collected from Periyar Tiger Reserve, Idukki


Seen this small shrub at Muthodi (Bhadra WLS).
Bot. name: Solanum giganteum
Family: Solanaceae


what makes the “furry” coating?



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