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Solanum erianthum D. Don

Solanum verbascifolium auct. non L. (=S. donianum Walpers): Liu & Ou, Fl. Taiwan 4: 548. 1978.

Shrubs or small tree. Transection of stem circle, stellate. Leaves solitary, entire, ovate, 39-255 mm long, 17-104 mm wide, obtuse apex acute or acuminate, base rounded or obtuse; petiole terete, 8-60 mm long. Inflorescence cyme, terminal, flower buds turbinoid; peduncle 3-5 mm long; calyx tomentose outside, sepal 5, velutinous, 1.8-3 mm long, 1.7-3 mm wide; corolla white, petal 5, velutinous, 3-7 mm long, 1.8-4 mm wide; stamens 5, filaments glabrous, 1.5-1.9 mm long; anthers glabrous, 2-3 mm long, 0.4-1 mm wide; pistil 1, ovary stellate, style stellate, 2-5 mm long, stigma division 1. Fruit yellow, villous, 8-10 mm long, 7-10 mm across.

TAOYUAN: Chungli, Yen 10392. MIAOLI: Cholan, Kao 7383. TAICHUNG: Taiping, Wang 793. NANTOU: Hoshe, Peng 6569. CHIAYI: Chuchi, Lin 484; Shuishang, Lai et al. l. TAINAN: Matou, Kao 10170. KAOHSIUNG: Takangshan, D’Arcy 19271. PINGTUNG: Hengchun, D’Arcy 19283; Pingtung city, Chang 8546.

Native of South America, sidespread in tropical Asia and Oceania. Taiwan, roadsides and river banks from 300 to 2,100 m.

Habit: Shrub, Small tree

Stem: transection: Circle

Stem: surface: Stellate

Leaf division: type: Simple

Leaf margin: type: Entire

Petiole: shape: Terete

Inflorescene: position: Terminal

Inflorescene: type: Cyme

Sepal: number: 5 (5-5)

Sepal: width: 2.22

Sepal: surface: Velutinous

Petal: number: 5 (4-5)

Petal: surface: Velutinous

Stamens: number: 5

Filament: surface: Glabrous

Anther: surface: Glabrous

Pistil: number: 1 (1-1)

Ovary: surface: Stellate

Style: surface: Glabrous

Stigma division: number: 1

Fruit: surface: Villose

Sepal: Permanence: Persistence


 

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