Botanical name: Solanum violaceum Family: Solanaceae (Potato family)
Synonyms: Solanum chinense, Solanum indicum L.
Indian Nightshade is a much branched shrub 0.3-1.5 m high, with large prickles. Stem is stout, often purple. Branches are covered with minute stellate hairs. Leaves are 5-15 by 2.5-7.5 cm ovate in outline, acute, clothed with simple hairs. Flowers are borne in racemose extra axillary cymes, purple colored, clothed with darker purple colored hairs. Fruit is a berry 8 mm diameter, spherical, green to yellow, and orange when ripe. Indian Nightshade is found in China, East Himalaya, Bangladesh to SE Asia, and Eastern and Western Ghats. It is found in Eastern Himalaya at altitudes of 100-2700 m.
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