ⓘ Solanum tepuiense

                                     

ⓘ Solanum tepuiense

Solanum tepuiense is a plant species native to Venezuela. It is known from one collection, from a low-elevation sandstone flat-topped mountain named Sororopan-Tepui, near the Gran Sabana Region in the State of Bolivar in the eastern part of the country.

Tepuiense nightshade is a shrub to 2.5 m tall. The leaves are elliptic, thick and leathery, green and shiny on upper surface, few small hairs on the underside, blade to 14 cm long. Inflorescences opposite leaves, each of 10-14 flowers. The flowers are white, about 20mm in diameter. The fruit is a dry berry, about 1.5 cm in diameter. Seeds reddish-brown, flattened and kidney-shaped.

                                     
  • Solanum tenuisetosum Bitter Bohs Solanum tenuispinum Rusby Solanum tenuissimum Sendtn. Solanum tepuiense S.Knapp Solanum terminale Forssk. Solanum ternatum