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armed with recurved prickles 2-5 × 1-5(-8) mm and sometimes with needlelike prickles 1-4 mm........Corolla white or green.....................pale yellow, globose, 2-3 cm in diam.
Even the key in Flora of China separates S. viarum and other species on the basis of pale yellow fruit.
There are numerous photographs on net with pale yellow fruits, none with red
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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Thanks a lot for your explanation. I myself have never seen Solanum
viarum in my country.
On 12/17/10, Gurcharan Singh <sing...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Solanum mammosum is known as MACAWBUSH, NIPLEFRUIT--densely hairy and
> prickly herb; flowers mauve; fruits ovoid-oblong, 4-7 cm long, yellow,
> Solanum viarum (syn: S. khasianum Cl. var. chatterjeanum
> S. Gupta): TROPICAL SODA APPLE—Small shrub with glandular hairs; prickles
> to 5 mm long, curved as well straight; infl 1-5 fld, peduncle reduced;
> corolla white; berry pale yellow, 2-3 cm across.
> Perhaps yazdi ji can comment in light of above comparison. Habit and fruits
> are very different in two.
Division of Biodiversity,
Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding,
Forest Campus, R.S.Puram,
On Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 2:38 AM, Gurcharan Singh <sing...@gmail.com> wrote: