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Talong-na-puti (Tag.)

Halbi Name talong-na-puti-tag-1
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Bhantahi, Vrihati
Scientific name Solanum violaceum Ortega
Family Solanaceae
Season Kharif
Leaves Leaves are ovate, 3.5 to 15 centimeters long, 2.5 to 8 centimeters wide, lobed or pinnatifid in the margins, blunt or pointed at the tip, pointed at the base, and stellately woolly beneath. Leaves in the branchlets are much smaller. Photo Gallery
Flower talong-na-puti-tag-2talong-na-puti-tag-3
Fruit/ seed Fruit-yellow fruits, rounded, about 1.5 centimeters in diameter.
Habitat and distribution Road side and wastelands
Flowering and fruiting October to November
Associated with Lantana and other roadside flora
Habit An erect undershrub, 0.3 to 1.5 meters high. Stems are much branched, very prickly, and bearing compressed, stout, often recurved prickles.
Inflorescence Flowers are blue, borne in extra-axillary racemes. Calyx-lobes in flower are triangular, very woolly, unarmed, or furnished with slender, straight spines. Corolla is broadly triangular, 2 to 2.5 centimeters long, and hairy on the outside.

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