Solanum richardii Dunal
var. acutilobatum (Dammer) A.E. Gonç.

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Solanum richardii var. acutilobatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

Solanum richardii var. acutilobatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 2, Chirinda Forest

Solanum richardii var. acutilobatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Swynnerton Memorial to Chalets, Chirinda Forest

Solanum richardii var. acutilobatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Swynnerton Memorial to Chalets, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Solanum acutilobatum Dammer
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Climber or scrambler, up to 1.5 m long, stellate-hairy, armed with short, more or less curved spines on stems and leaves. Leaves sinuate-lobed with reddish brown hairs on both surfaces. flowers in lateral inflorescences, large and showy, up to 6 cm in diameter, deep mauve-blue to violet. Fruit spherical, 3-5 cm, glossy, golden-yellow to red when ripe.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1220 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: This variety is only known from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 27 February 2012

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 273. As Solanum richardii

Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Pages 109 - 112. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 80. as Solanum richardii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Solanum richardii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Solanum richardii
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Wikipedia: Solanum richardii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Solanum richardii var. acutilobatum., retrieved 3 December 2023

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