Lycianthes crassipetala (Wall.) R.R.MillEdinburgh J. Bot. 57: 465 2000. (syn: Bassovia wallichii Dun.; Lycianthes laevis subsp. crassipetala (Wall.) D.B.Deb; Lycianthes pachypetala Bitter; Solanum biflorum D.Don (ambiguous synonym); Solanum crassipetalum Wall.; Solanum macrodon Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Solanum pachypetalon Spreng.);
Nepal, Bhutan, Darjeeling, Sikkim, India as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Thick-Petal Nightshade • Mizo: Vani-an-chi-khat

MS Feb, 2020/05 Lycianthes sp. ? for ID. : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Mawmrang, Mizoram
Altitude : ca 1,600 m.
Date : 07-11-2019
Habit : Undershrub
Habitat : Wild

Lycianthes laevis (Dunal ex Poir.) Bitter ??

Looks different from Lycianthes laevis in hairiness of the leaves.
What are the species listed in your area ?

Lycianthes crassipetalum, L.laevis, L.lysimachioides, L.macrodon & L.neesiana are recorded in Mizoram.

Keys mostly depend on the calyx teeths as per Flora of Bhutan at Lycianthes‎ and Flora of China
Pl. post high resolution images to clearly see the details.
Lycianthes crassipetalum as per GBIF and Flora of Bhutan and Lycianthes neesiana as per FoC illustration are possible.


Lycianthes neesiana ?
Attachments (2)- 1 mb each. 

I will go with Lycianthes crassipetalum as per GBIF and keys in Flora of Bhutan at Lycianthes

Attachments (1)- high res. 

Yes, these keys also lead me to Lycianthes crassipetalum

Ok, thanks sir


SK 2997 27 September 2021: 3 very high res. images.
Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Altitude: 2600 m.
Date: 15 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Lysianthes ????

Closest I can go from the Checklist of Nepal is Lycianthes crassipetala (Wall.) R.R.Mill
Calyx teeth 5-7, linear-triangular, c 2mm as per keys in Flora of Bhutan at Lycianthes.

Does it match with description
https://www.flowersofindia ?

Fruit calyx (Calyx teeth 5-7, linear-triangular) makes it variable.
No other species from Checklist comes close.
Pl. also see GBIF specimens- onetwo.
Here fruit is unripe and immature, making calyx look different. Ripe fruits will help in confirmation.

I think it is OK.


Lycianthes crassipetalum (Wall.) R. R. Mill: 3 very high res. images.

Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Altitude:  2567 m.
Date: 15 August 2021 
Habit : Wild



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