Lycianthes biflora (Loureiro) Bitter (syn: Lycianthes biflora var. glabrum (Koidz. ex Hats.) S. Hatusima; Solanum biflorum Loureiro (ambiguous synonym); Solanum calleryanum Dun.; Solanum decemdentatum Roxb.; Solanum decemfidum Nees (ambiguous synonym); Solanum diphyllum Osbeck (ambiguous synonym); Solanum javanicum Dun.; Solanum mindanaense Elmer; Solanum mollissimum Bl.; Solanum multifidum Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don (ambiguous synonym); Solanum osbeckii Dun.; Solanum osbeckii var. stauntonii Dun.; Solanum roxburghii Dun. ex D. Don. (ambiguous synonym); Solanum stauntonii Dun. ex D. Don; Solanum zollingeri Dun.);
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China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, S-Sichuan, Yunnan), Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu), Ryukyu Isl., New Guinea, Philippines (Batanes, Luzon, Catanduanes, Mindanao), Palawan, Java, Christmas Isl. (Australia), peninsular Malaysia (Kelantan, Pahang, Selangor), Andamans (South Andamans), Myanmar [Burma] (Taninthayi), Nepal, Laos as per Catalogue of Life;
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SK 2210 08 October 2019 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)- around 800 kb each.

Location: Ranibari, Kathmandu
Date: 10 September  2019
Elevation: 1370 m.

Habitat : I guess wild.

Which Solanaceae ???

Attachments (1)- 6 mb.


Attachments (1)- 6 mb.


Attachments (1)- 6 mb.


Appears to be some Solanum species


I have checked listed in Nepal but did not find a match. I had

mentioned Solanaceae only.


Looks closer to  genus Lycianthes.


could it be ardisia ?


Thank you … for the clue !

I guess Lycianthes biflora (Lour.) Bitter !


Is ID correct ?


Yes, appears so as per references at Lycianthes biflora



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SK873 23 NOV-2017:ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Location: Ghandruk, Kaski, Nepal
Altitude:7000 ft.

Date: 17 November 2017  

Only this image.  Would be difficult to ID. 
However, no harm in trying !
Image Credit : Swastika Kasaju

Lycianthes lysimachioides (Wall.) Bitter  ??
Difficult for ID as all Lycianthes fruits are red !

Pl. check Calyx from images at Flickr (with few images on either side)
http://efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=4670&flora_id=2

For me Flickr image look like matching but difficult to confirm.


I guess this is Lycianthes biflora (Lour.) Bitter since the calyx 10 dentate.




Lycianthes biflora: 1 high res. image.
Lycianthes biflora
Behali Reserve Forest, Biswanath, Assam, India


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