Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Solanum
Family: Solanaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
linnaeanum
NOTES

A very prickly shrub up to 1 m. The prickles are straight and yellow. The oval leaves are also prickly and are deeply incised. The berries are yellow and up to 25 mm in diameter.


AUTHORITY
Hepper & Jaeger
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Shrub
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The flowers are mauve to purple and borne singly or in small groups in the leaf axils
Colour: Purple
Common Name
Devils apple
Bitter apple
Gifappel
Habitat
NOTES: Along the roads and in disturbed areas
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Ringworm cure
The juice and the fruit are an effective cure for ringworm
Digestive treatments
The root is taken as a purgative and for flatulence
Months
June
July
August
September
Synonyms for Species
Solanum hermannii
Solanum sodomeum



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