Solanum panduriforme (incanum) E. Mey.

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Solanum panduriforme (incanum)

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Rimiti West, road to Hot Springs

Solanum panduriforme (incanum)

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop, Mutare

Solanum panduriforme (incanum)

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Mubvee (Hippo) Lodge, Mana Pools

Solanum panduriforme (incanum)

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Solanum panduriforme (incanum)

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Frequency: Common
Status: Probably introduced
Description:
Perennial herb or herbaceous small shrub, often unarmed but occasionally with a few prickles. Leaves elliptic, entire or slightly wavy on the margins, dark green above, paler and tomentose below. Flowers pale to deep blue, mauve or purple. Fruit mottled or striped green and white, yellow when ripe.
Notes: Although now included in Solanum incanum this form is so distinct, common and widespread, that it was described as a separate species in many books. It is actually the most common form found in most of Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name: panduriforme: fiddle-shaped, referring to the leaves.
Habitat: Along roadsides and in disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 12 September 2006
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 124 - 125. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 59. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 329. As Solanum delagoense (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 108. (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 108, plate 146

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 106.

Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (1965). Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia Ministry of Agriculture, Rhodesia Page 49.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 226.


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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 panduriforme (incanum).
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150640, retrieved 26 May 2016

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