Solanum asperolanatum Ruiz & Pav., Fl. Peruv. 2: 39, pl. 174, f. b 1799. (syn: Solanum asperolanatum var. asperolanatum ; Solanum hispidum Pers.; Solanum lanatum Dunal; Solanum rusbyi Britton ex Rusby; Solanum sassafrideum Rusby);
Mexico to Guatemala, W. South America: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Peru; Introduced into: Azores, Cape Provinces, India, Queensland as per POWO;
Solanum asperolanatum from UCBG, California GSMAR2016-1 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
We have been discussing a lot about whether our plant uploaded from Pathankot and other places is S. hispidum (now correctly known as S. asperolanatum) or S. chrysotrichum, with which it has often been confused in Floras. While scanning my database I located photograph of former photographed from UCBG, California. This plant with blue flowers is quite distinct from our S. chrysotrichum, regarding which we should not have doubt any more.
Solanum asperolanatum Ruiz & Pav., Syn. Pl. 1: 228 1805
Syn: S. hispidum Pers.
Shrub with brown velvety stems and young parts, prickles small, leaves entire to sinuate; flowers blue in small clusters; corolla lobes broader, spreading; fruits about 1 cm across, dark purple with greyish green spots.
Photographed from University of California Botanical Garden.
Thanks, …, for the clarity.