Solanum mauritianum Scop., Delic. Fl. Faun. Insubr. 3: 16, pl. 8 16 1788. (Syn: Solanum auriculatum Aiton; Solanum tabacifolium Vell.; Solanum verbascifolium var. auriculatum (Aiton) Kuntze);
SE. & S. Brazil to Argentina (Buenos Aires): Argentina Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Uruguay; Introduced into: Angola, Azores, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Comoros, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Ecuador, Fiji, Florida, Free State, Hawaii, Jawa, Kenya, Madagascar, Madeira, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Caledonia, New South Wales, New Zealand North, Nigeria, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Peru, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Sierra Leone, South Australia, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe as per POWO;
Common name: Tree Tobacco, Woolly Nightshade, Ear-leaved Nightshade, Flannel Weed, Bugweed, Tobacco Weed, Tobacco Bush, Wild Tobacco, Kerosene Plant
Shrub or small trees, 2-4 m tall, branched above to form a rounded canopy, unarmed, all parts densely pubescent with sessile to long-stalked stellate hairs, loose and floccose on young growth. Leaves paler on lower surface, simple, alternate, elliptic, up to 30 x 12 cm on young vigorous growth, usually ca. 18 x. 6 cm on mature stems, margings entire, apex acuminate, base cuneate, often oblique, petioles 3-9 cm long, each with 1 or 2 smaller auriculate leaves in axils which are sessile, rounded, sometime absent. Flowers numerous in branched corymbs; peduncles up to 15 cm long; pedicels 2-3 mm long. Calyx tube short, 2-3 mm long, lobes narrowly triangular, 1-2mm long. Corolla lilac blue with a pale star-shaped area at base, stellate, 1.5-2.5 cm in diam. Stamens 5, inserted low on corolla tube; filaments ca. 1 mm long; anthers oblong, 2-3.5 mm long, opening by terminal pores. Ovary densely pubescent; lower part of style pubescent, 5-7 mm long; stigma green, terminal. Berries dull yellowish, succulent, globose, 1-1.5 cm in diam., pubescent at least in early stages; seeds numerous, flattened, 1.5-2 mm long, testa minutely reticulate.
Flowering and fruiting: December-June
Shola forest margins and montane scrub jungles
Native of South America
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
from India Biodiversity Portal)
Solanum mauritianum is a small tree or shrub native to South America, including Northern Argentina, Southern Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. It has become a widespread invasive weed in Cook Islands, Fiji, Hawai‘i, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Réunion Island, Mauritius, Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand, India, and several southern African countries.
Name: Solanum mauritianum Scop.
Which Sp. of Solanum?: wiith ref. to Mutthu`s Solanum.
Solanum mauritianum Scop. [Solanaceae]:
Common name: Bug Tree, Wild tobacco bush
Native of Tropical Africa
Location: Ooty town, Nilgiris, TN
Altitude: 2000 -2200 ASL
Date: 24 Jan 2011
Is this id right, or could this be some other?
it must be without doubt Solanum mauritianum, and not Solanum giganteum.
S. auriculatum Ait. is considered as synonym of S. mauritianum in GRIN database and other websites, but The Plant List treats them distinct. …, it would be helpful if you can spell out the differences between the species, and whether both are grown in India, so that I can update our key: /species/m—z/s/solanaceae/solanum
HAL 13 & 14 27/10/2014 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Please ID this small medicinal shrub with cluster of violet flowers in terminal umbel.
Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Dec 2012.
This should be Solanum mauritianum…
Thanks for the positive ID
Solanaceae Week: Solanum mauritianum PKFEB11/11 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Solanum mauritianum Scop. collected from Nelliyampathy.
not only unique inflorescewnce, there is a peculiar way the smaller leaves that form kind-s corkscrew type arrangement on the stem, Solanum seems to have a varied physical life range
Do you by any chance have a whole plant picture and its habitat.. what kind of soil was it growing in?
Solanaceae Fortnight :: Solanum mauritianum :: Ooty :: ARKFEB-21/27 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Attached are pictures of Solanum mauritianum captured at Ooty by the roadside in November 2013.
Requested to validate the ID.
Very nice pics …
Solanaceae Fortnight : Solanum mauritianum : Kodaikanal : 25FEB15 : AK-27 : 1 post by 1 author.
Solanaceae fortnight SN 03 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments(1)
Looks similar to Solanum mauritianum…
i agree with … and your color balance is still at indoor lighting and I find if you had changed the white balance to sunlight or even cloudy
a more realistic color would be rendered…
387 ID wild plant: 10 high res. images.
Solanum mauritianum Scop. !
Yes it is Solanum mauritianum, dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant,
Yes as per images at