Solanum chrysotrichum Schltdl.

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Solanum chrysotrichum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mutare Municipal Caravan Park, Christmas Pass

Solanum chrysotrichum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mutare Municipal Caravan Park, Christmas Pass

Solanum chrysotrichum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mutare Municipal Caravan Park, Christmas Pass

Solanum chrysotrichum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mutare Municipal Caravan Park, Christmas Pass

Solanum chrysotrichum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mutare Municipal Caravan Park, Christmas Pass

Solanum chrysotrichum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mutare Municipal Caravan Park, Christmas Pass

Solanum chrysotrichum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mutare Municipal Caravan Park, Christmas Pass

Solanum chrysotrichum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mutare Municipal Caravan Park, Christmas Pass

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Synonyms: Solanum hispidum auct. mult. non Pers.
Solanum pynaertii De Wild.
Common names: Giant devil's fig (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Shrub or small tree to 7.5 m, bearing prickles. Indumentum stellate. Branches densely hairy with rusty-brown hairs. Leaves: petiole up to 11 cm long; lamina 10-60 × 4-35 cm, broadly ovate to elliptic, leathery, rough; margin entire to deeply lobed with 7-13 rounded lobes, felty-brown-tomentose and prickly beneath. Inflorescence of axillary cymes. Calyx with linear or lanceolate lobes, accrescent. Corolla white. Fruits green becoming yellowish to dull orange-yellow when ripe. Seeds glossy, minutely warty.
Notes: Cultivated in Zimbabwean gardens and occasionally escaping
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Disturbed places
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, D. R. Congo, Malawi; originally from Central America (Mexico, Guatemala, Panama), now widespread in the tropics.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Thursday 8 September 2016
Literature:

Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Pages 117 - 118.


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Flora of Malawi: Solanum chrysotrichum
Flora of Zambia: Solanum chrysotrichum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Solanum chrysotrichum

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African Plant Database: Solanum chrysotrichum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Solanum chrysotrichum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Solanum chrysotrichum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Solanum chrysotrichum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Solanum chrysotrichum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Solanum chrysotrichum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Solanum chrysotrichum
Ispot Southern Africa : Solanum chrysotrichum
JSTOR Plant Science: Solanum chrysotrichum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Solanum chrysotrichum
Tropicos: Solanum chrysotrichum
West African Plants database: Solanum chrysotrichum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Solanum chrysotrichum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150620, retrieved 4 December 2016

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