Solanum tettense Klotzsch
var. tettense

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Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiyire River bridge, by Mutare to Birchenough Bridge road

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiyire River bridge, by Mutare to Birchenough Bridge road

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiyire River bridge, by Mutare to Birchenough Bridge road

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
At foot of hills just outside of Zvishavane on road to Mbalabala

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
At foot of hills just outside of Zvishavane on road to Mbalabala

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
At foot of hills just outside of Zvishavane on road to Mbalabala

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
At foot of hills just outside of Zvishavane on road to Mbalabala

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
At foot of hills just outside of Zvishavane on road to Mbalabala

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
At foot of hills just outside of Zvishavane on road to Mbalabala

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa

Solanum tettense var. tettense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa

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Synonyms: Solanum wittei Robyns
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Semi-woody shrub, often scrambling, up to 4 m tall, stellate-hairy, often armed with short, yellowish, more or less curved prickles. Leaves simple, often closely set near the ends of branches, lanceolate to ovate-elliptic, up to 14 cm long, densely hairy below, rarely with a few prickles on the midrib; margin entire or sinuate. Flowers in lateral inflorescences, towards the ends of branches, bluish to pale to violet. Fruit globose, 5-10 mm, shining brown-yellow to deep red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tettensis: of Tete in Mozambique
Habitat: In deciduous woodland, often on termite mounds or rocky places.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, DRC, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: Z,T,MS
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 22 July 2012
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 869. (Includes a picture).

Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Pages 92 - 93.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 80.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 106.

Welman, W.G. (2008). The genus Solanum (Solanaceae) in southern Africa: subgenus Leptostemonum, section Giganteiformia Bothalia 38(1) Pages 43 - 44.

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Flora of Botswana: Solanum tettense var. tettense
Flora of Malawi: Solanum tettense var. tettense
Flora of Zambia: Solanum tettense var. tettense
Flora of Zimbabwe: Solanum tettense var. tettense

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Solanum tettense
African Plant Database: Solanum tettense
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Solanum tettense
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Solanum tettense
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Solanum tettense
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Solanum tettense
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Solanum tettense
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Solanum tettense
iNaturalist: Solanum tettense
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Solanum tettense
JSTOR Plant Science: Solanum tettense
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Solanum tettense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Solanum tettense
Plants of the World Online: Solanum tettense
The Plant List (version 1.1): Solanum tettense
Tropicos: Solanum tettense
Wikipedia: Solanum tettense


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Solanum tettense var. tettense.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150750, retrieved 18 August 2019

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