Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Solanum humile Lam.

Solanum humile


Family: Solanaceae
Full name: Solanum humile Lam.
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): Wild tomato
Synonym(s): Solanum denudatum Bitter (synonym)
Solanum dinteri Bitter (synonym)
Solanum galpinii Bitter (synonym)
Solanum giftbergense Dunal (synonym)
Solanum multiglandulosum Bitter (synonym)
Solanum multiglandulosum var. multiarmatum Bitter (synonym)
Solanum rigescens Jacq. (synonym)
Solanum rigescens var. horridius Bitter (synonym)
Solanum rigescens var. nanum Dunal (synonym)
Solanum rigescens var. parvibaccatum Bitter (synonym)
Solanum rigescentoides Hutch. (synonym)
Solanum subrectemunitum Bitter (synonym)
Status: Endemic
Description: A small, woody shrub. The leaves are dark green with a rough surface. They have hard spines on the stems and softer spines on the leaves. ln late July the bushes still had some flowers on it, as well as the fruits being well developed. The flowers are small and delicate, pale purple. The ripe fruit looks like tiny orange tomatoes, it is orange/red and hanging. Leaves are dotted with fine white speckles. (from Namibrand website)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 17 Dec 2006
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/640 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 03 Oct 2022

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