Wild tobacco bush

Solanum mauritianum

Shrub or small tree to 4 m high, ± grey-green, ± stellate-tomentose; prickles absent.

Leaves elliptic, 9–30 cm long, 3.5–14 cm wide, margins entire and ± undulate; discolorous, upper surface green and pubescent, lower surface greyish and tomentose; petiole 3–9 cm long, with 1 or 2 small sessile leaves in axil except on smaller twigs.

Inflorescences many-flowered; primary peduncle 30–150 mm long; pedicels 2–3 mm long. Calyx 4–6 mm long; lobes 1.5–3 mm long, slightly enlarged in fruit. Corolla stellate, 15–25 mm diam., violet.

Berry 10–15 mm diam., dull yellow, hairy, glabrescent.

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