26 October 2010- Chethalayam, Wayanad; Solanum sp, identity please 26 October 2010 – efloraofindia | Google Groups

13 July 2010- Chethalayam, Wayanad, Kerala; kindly post bigger image;  

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13 July 2010- Chethalayam, Wayanad, Kerala; .. may be Solanum indicum ..

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Andaman– March’09?; 

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ID of some Solanaceae members and an unidentified plant!: The sol5 and sol6 pictures are unidentified and even I suspect whether it belongs to Solanaceae.  I would be happy to obtain identification of nearly 3 types of species attached along with this post.

Solanaceae Week: IDReq-01 11Apr2011AR01 from Meenmutty, Wayanad:  Prickles only on stem,  broad base, not found on leaves,  curved and bent backwards,
Date/Time-9 Jan 2011 05:18 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Meenmutty Water falls, Wayanad, Kerala
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-, Wild, Western ghats, Forest hill slopes
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-Small Herb,
Height/Length-approx – 3-4 feet
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Shape – 15cms
Inflorescence Type/ Size-
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-No flowers
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- No fruits

Appears to be Solanum Torvum to me.
I seem to have lost my pictures of it. Shall post it in a couple of days.
Have goofed in the past and as such would wait till I get my pictures. In any case here are some pictures that is on our group https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/7c…

Solanaceae Week: IDReq-01 10Apr2011AR02 from Karapuzha, Wayanad:  Solanaceae Week:  IDReq-01 10Apr2011AR02 from Karapuzha, Wayanad
prickles present on both stem and leaves straight with broad base( upto 4 prickles on the leaf mid rib, 2 on the leaf veins, Leaf – has minute hairs,  ) 
The above desciption points to S. violaceum Ortega. Pls Validate
/species/s/solanaceae/sola… on both stem and leaves; leaves lobed, unequal at base; corolla blue-purple, 2-2.5 cm across; berry globose, orange, 1 cm across30. S. violaceum Ortega

without the fruits it is difficult to identify. If not for the fur like growth on the leaves and tender shoots, I would think it is Solanum viarum. In any case, I will have a walk and try to find out if we have anything like
them with fruits. Flowers are white and the like the flowers of S viarum.
The prickles are like those on S. viarum but the hair like structures confuse me
. Shall revert back tomorrow. 


identification no040412sn1:  Please tell me which Solanum is this?
plant habit:shrub
height:3 ft.approx.
other info:green fruits and pink flower

sharing pics of Solanum lasiocarpum: Sharing pics of Solanum lasiocarpum. Kindly validate.

It is not Solanum lasiocarpum.

In S. lasiocarpum (Syn: S. ferox) fruit is large and densely hispid.


Solanum lasiocarpum__sharing my picture:  Sharing pic of Indian Nightshade. Correct me if wrong.

Looking at the size of the mature fruits (to me they don’t appear more than 1 cm here) I don’t think it is S. lasiocarpum. Young fruits and flowers with better view of leaves should help.

identification no281012sn1:  Please tell me which Solanum is this? taken at mulshi,Pune

Could be stunted form of S. torvum.

Leaves much smaller, but shape is not clear

Yes I always felt it is a stunted species

Look like a stunted form of Solanum violaceum ssp. violaceum .
Please check

Difficult to conclude

S. torvum has white flowers, S. violaceum usually blue-purple
fruiting pedicel is erect and calyx reflexed in S. violaceum (Fl. China), here they are turned down and calyx appressed.
prickles on calyx are unusual for S. torvum as is orange fruit.

efloraindia: 281011 BRS 94:

Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. confirmation (Fruit is not that much clear).
Date and Location: Some time in August, 2011 CODISIA Road
Place: Near Air Port, Coimbatore.
Habitat: Urban (road side)
Habit: Shrub

I believe it is Solanum sp.

May be Solanum wrightii

Solanum wrightii does not have prickles on leaf. Here they are clearly seen.


Is this Solanum?:  Photographed this Friday at Matheran!

Yes this is Solanum with those spines could possibly be Solanum torvum


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