Solanum tettense Klotzsch
var. tettense

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Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiyire River bridge, by Mutare to Birchenough Bridge road

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiyire River bridge, by Mutare to Birchenough Bridge road

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiyire River bridge, by Mutare to Birchenough Bridge road

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
At foot of hills just outside of Zvishavane on road to Mbalabala

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
At foot of hills just outside of Zvishavane on road to Mbalabala

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
At foot of hills just outside of Zvishavane on road to Mbalabala

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
At foot of hills just outside of Zvishavane on road to Mbalabala

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
At foot of hills just outside of Zvishavane on road to Mbalabala

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
At foot of hills just outside of Zvishavane on road to Mbalabala

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa

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Synonyms: Solanum wittei Robyns
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Semi-woody shrub, often scrambling, up to 4 m tall, stellate-hairy, often armed with short, yellowish, more or less curved prickles. Leaves simple, often closely set near the ends of branches, lanceolate to ovate-elliptic, up to 14 cm long, densely hairy below, rarely with a few prickles on the midrib; margin entire or sinuate. Flowers in lateral inflorescences, towards the ends of branches, bluish to pale to violet. Fruit globose, 5-10 mm, shining brown-yellow to deep red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tettensis: of Tete in Mozambique
Habitat: In deciduous woodland, often on termite mounds or rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, DRC, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 18 September 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 869. (Includes a picture).

Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Pages 92 - 93.

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

Welman, W.G. (2008). The genus Solanum (Solanaceae) in southern Africa: subgenus Leptostemonum, section Giganteiformia Bothalia 38(1) Pages 43 - 44.


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Flora of Botswana: Solanum tettense var. tettense
Flora of Malawi: Solanum tettense var. tettense
Flora of Mozambique: Solanum tettense var. tettense
Flora of Zambia: Solanum tettense var. tettense

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Solanum tettense
African Plant Database: Solanum tettense
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Solanum tettense
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Solanum tettense
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Solanum tettense
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Solanum tettense
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Solanum tettense
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Solanum tettense
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Solanum tettense
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Solanum tettense
Ispot Southern Africa: Solanum tettense
JSTOR Plant Science: Solanum tettense
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Solanum tettense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Solanum tettense
The Plant List (version 1.1): Solanum tettense
Tropicos: Solanum tettense


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: Species information: Solanum tettense var. tettense.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150750, retrieved 22 July 2019

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