Solanum laxum Spreng.

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Solanum laxum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Solanum laxum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Solanum laxum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Solanum laxum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Solanum laxum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

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Synonyms: Solanum jasminoides Paxton
Common names: Jasmine nightshade (English)
Description: Unarmed, glabrous climber with slender stems. Leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate, the upper simple and entire, the lower often irregularly pinnatifid or pinnate. Calyx 2-3 mm. Flowers white, star-shaped, 20 mm in diameter, white or pale blue, borne in forking, lateral or terminal clusters. Barry 7-9 mm in diameter, dark blue to shiny black.
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Derivation of specific name: laxum: open, loose, lax
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Worldwide distribution: Native to South America and widely cultivated as an ornamental.
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Image last updated: Saturday 10 January 2015
Literature:

Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Page 69.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Solanum laxum
African Plant Database: Solanum laxum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Solanum laxum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Solanum laxum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Solanum laxum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Solanum laxum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Solanum laxum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Solanum laxum
iNaturalist: Solanum laxum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Solanum laxum
JSTOR Plant Science: Solanum laxum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Solanum laxum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Solanum laxum
Plants of the World Online: Solanum laxum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Solanum laxum
Tropicos: Solanum laxum
Wikipedia: Solanum laxum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Solanum laxum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=173080, retrieved 18 November 2019

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