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  Lycianthes laevis ssp. laevis
 
  Family: SOLANACEAE
  Citation:  Lycianthes laevis (Dunal) Bitter, Abh. Nat. Ver. Bremen 24: 484. 1920, ssp. laevis; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 276. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 191. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 315. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 320. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 243. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 26. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 315. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 219. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 71. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 271. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 105. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 211. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 476. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 349. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 569. 2009. Solanum laeve Dunal, Solan. Synop. 22. 1816; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 231.1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 936(657). 1923.
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  Description: Subshrubs, often scandent; branches zig-zag, angular. Upper leaves often paired and unequal, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, to 18 x 6 cm, membranous. Flowers 2-5 in axils; pedicels ca. 8 mm long, enlarges in fruit to 1.5 cm. Calyx truncate or with subulate lobes. Corolla white with pale purple shades, 1 cm across. Berry globose, red, to 1 cm across; seeds angular.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India, Sri Lanka and Java
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Altitude: 700-1820
  Localities: Peechi, Pandimotta, Koruthode, Moozhiar, Karimala, Pooppara, Silent Valley R. F., Damsite, Pathenthode, Arampa, Vandalodu, Vellarimala, Bonaccord, Attayar, Chemungi, Athirumala, Pongalapara, Agasthymala peak
   
 
   
 
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