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Solanum trilobatum L.

Family Name: Solanaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)

Description and Ethnobotany

Foliage Shiny, green leaves are ovate to triangular with an irregular, undulate leaf margin.
Stems The stem is lined with yellow spines which are long and hooked.
Flowers Purple, star-shaped flowers are arranged singly or in pairs in the leaf axils.
Fruits Small, round berries are initially dark green, turning white and then purplish black at maturity. The fruit hangs down from a long stalk which connects it to the stem.

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Purple
Flower Texture(s) Wrinkled

Fruit, Seed & Spore

Mature Fruit Colour(s) - Angiosperms and Gymnosperms Black
Mature Fruit Texture(s) Smooth, Glossy / Shiny

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Master ID 32232
Species ID 6640
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.