Solanum laxum Spreng., Syst. veg. 1:682. 1824 (“1825”) (syn: (=) Solanum boerhaaviifolium Sendtn.; (=) Solanum jasminoides Paxton) as per GRIN;
Climber from Shillong.
– Here are mine from Manali, Photographed in October, 2009
Solanum laxum, Potato Vine Flowers:
Yes…, formerly S. jasminoides
Flora of Chakrta: Solanum laxum from Hotel Himalayan Paradise Tiger Fall Road Chakrata:
Solanum laxum from Hotel Himalayan Paradise Tiger Fall Road Chakrata
Cutivated along the way to Hotel
Called as Potato vine
Yes..potatoe vine… s. jasiminoides is how I know it…
Very popular in california gardens.. even NYBG arboretum grew it for a few years in the conservatory…
never seen any fruits though inside the glass house… no appropriate pollinators I guess….
MY QUESTION: does this plant fruit in the northern climes , and being out in the open?
Solanaceae Fortnight: Solanum jasminoides in Chakrata-GSFEB17/19 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Solanum jasminoides Paxt., Mag. Bot. 8. t. 5. 1841.
Woody climber with without prickles; leaves alternate, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, glabrous, 4-8 cm long; flowers white or tinged bluish, in extra-axillary paniculate cymes; calyx lobes obtuse; corolla lobes spreading.
Photographed from Chakrata
Solanaceae Fortnight::Solanum jasminoides Feb-15 NSJ-13 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Solanum jasminoides from Kalimpong (Apr 09)
Solanaceae Fortnight :Solanum jasminoides : ::Shillong :: PKA-FEB11/11 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Climber from Shillong.
we know it as potato vine
grows abundantly in mid and lower pacific coast line along oregon and california all over esp. Napa valley
i surmised that it loves the manure rich well drained soil and some heat
never seen any fruits though
I wondered how did it travel/propagate so widely???
does anyone know???
Solanaceae Fortnight : Solanum laxum : Kandy,Sri Lanka : 25FEB15 : AK-29 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Flower for Id-ID23102015SH3 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Old picture of flower for Id pl.
potato vine. did the flowers have a faint scent?
Thanks for the identification. Sorry, but I don’t remember distinctly now about the fragrance.
Is there any purple/lavender variety in potato vine ?
some south american ones have nice light purple shades mixing in the white. that’s what we used to run into, occasionally, in california napa valley but that was before digital era i dont have pictures handy
Location: Gopaldhara, Darjeeling, India
Date: 20 May 2017
Altitude: 6000 ft
Solanum laxum Spreng. [Solanaceae].
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