Solanum grossidentatum A. Rich.

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Status: Native
Annual or short-lived perennial to 50 cm tall. Branches villous with spreading mostly glandular hairs. Leaves ovate, entire to sinuate-lobed. Cymes lateral, 2-6-flowered; pedicels elongating in fruit and becoming deflexed. Corolla white or cream, sometimes flushed with purple or mauve. Fruit purple to black, subglobose to ellipsoid, 6-8 mm in diameter.
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Worldwide distribution: From Egypt and Yemen south to Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Botswana distribution: SE
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Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Page 82.

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Flora of Malawi: Solanum grossidentatum
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Flora of Zambia: Solanum grossidentatum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Solanum grossidentatum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Solanum grossidentatum
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Solanum grossidentatum., retrieved 20 July 2024

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