Lycianthes laevis (Dunal) Bitter

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
    (NIGHTSHADE FAMILY OR BRINJAL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Solanaceae
  • Species : Lycianthes laevis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lycianthes laevis (Dunal) Bitter
  • Key identification features : An unarmed subshrub. Leaves are simple, unequally paired. Inflorescence is 1-10-flowered fascicle in leaf axils. Flowers are actinomorphic, 5-merous and pedicellate. Calyx is cup-shaped, Corolla white, rotate or stellate, shallowly or deeply divided. Fruit is globose, orangish. Seeds are small and numerous.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : On hills slopes of Eastern Ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Shevaroy Hills (Salem district) (Tamil Nadu State); Sapparla Hills (Visakhapatnam district) (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India, China, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Lycianthes laevis. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.

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