ID required - Solanaceae?

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Rajendra Shinde

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Dec 1, 2010, 5:11:28 AM12/1/10
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Can some one id this? 

Small size tree. In flowers and fruits during Second week of November. Collected near Mahabaleshwar Diversion, Pune - Satara Road.

Fruit size same as pea size. Flowers apprx. 0.5 sm to 1 cm. 

Thank you,

Shinde

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Gurcharan Singh

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Dec 1, 2010, 10:56:17 AM12/1/10
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May be Solanum erianthum (syn: S. verbascifolium).


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Vijayasankar

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Dec 1, 2010, 11:02:41 AM12/1/10
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Pl check it for Solanum erianthum.
 
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Vijay

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Vijayasankar Raman, Ph.D.
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National Center for Natural Products Research
Thad Cochran Research Center
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677

Rajendra Shinde

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Dec 1, 2010, 12:23:31 PM12/1/10
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Dear Prof. Singh and Dr. Vijayshankarji,

Thanks for ID. Just checked - its certainly S. erianthum D.Don, also reported from Mahabaleshwar area (I found it few km away from M'war but in the same region).

Syn: S. verbascifolius & S. verbascifolum var exstipulatum
Common name: Kutri.
Flowering: Throughout the year (Almeida, Fl. Maharashtra III (B): 374, 2001,

Thanks 

Shinde

tanay bose

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Dec 1, 2010, 1:14:14 PM12/1/10
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This plant is also commonly known as Potato tree and has many medicinal uses
tanay
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