SOLANUM SISYMBRIFOLIUM Lamk.

Family: Solanceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Kanta Begun, Kantikari.

Description of the Plant:
A viscoid and very prickly, erect herb or undershrub, up to 1.2 m tall with spreading branches; prickles straight, yellowish, 0.7 cm or more long. Leaves 10-12 cm long, sinuately lobed or deeply pinnatifid, pinnae lobed. Racemes terminal or extra-exillary, up to 30 cm long. Flowers up to 2 cm across. Calyx prickly; Corolla up to 2 cm long, white or bluish white. Berry 1-2 cm across, globose, scarlet, covered by enlarged and reflexed calyx lobes.

Using Information:
Used for the same purpose as that of Solanum virginianum (no. 645).

Chemical Constituents:
Isonuatigenin and nuatigenin have been isolated from roots (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1990).

Distribution:
All over Bangladsh in fallow lands.


SOLANUM SISYMBRIFOLIUM
SOLANUM SISYMBRIFOLIUM Lamk.


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