Solandra

Keys available in attachment at efi thread (along with difference between Solandra grandiflora and Solandra maxima) From Floral Database of Tamilnadu : Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Solandra grandiflora Sw. Shrub Western Ghats, Evergreen Forests,  Cultivated, Native of Tropical America Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987 Nilgiri  Species with description & pictures in Flowers of […]

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Solanum

Solanum L., Sp. Pl. 1: 184. 1753 Unarmed or armed herbs, shrubs, climbers or small trees. Prickles when present straight or curved, with or without broad base. Hairs simple, branched or glandular. Leaves simple or compound, alternate, sometimes paired, mostly petiolate. Inflorescence axillary, extra-axillary or leaf-opposed, simple racemose, cymose or paniculate clusters, rarely solitary, sessile […]

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Physalis

  Let us evaluate our Physalis species : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)- 7 mb.  Let us evaluate Physalis in India. Another genus in which species names have undergone considerable changes. Only two species were described in Flora of British India: Wild Physalis minima (and its one var. indica) and cultivated P. peruviana. […]

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Nicotiana

  Nicotiana alata Link & Otto (Introduced)       Nicotiana plumbaginifolia Viv                                 Nicotiana rustica L. (Introduced)       Nicotiana sylvestris Speg. (Introduced) Nicotiana tabacum L. (Cultivated)                           […]

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Lycianthes

Keys in Flora of Bhutan: I. Procumbent creeping herb with ascending branches 3. L. lysimachioides + Small shrub . . . . . . .. 2 2. Calyx teeth 5-7, linear-triangular, c 2mm  . . . . . .. 1. L. crassipetalum + Calyx teeth 10, subulate. 3.5-6mm (if teeth 10 and only 1.5-2mm, cf. L. biflora) . […]

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Datura

  As per efi thread : In both D. stramonium and D. metel the plants are glabrous, hairy in D. inoxia The deciding difference between D. metel and D. stramonium is that mature fruit of D. metel is drooping, covered with short blunt tubercles barely exceeding 3 mm; in D. stramonium mature fruit is erect […]

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