Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An International Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

ISSN (E): 2349-1183 ISSN (P): 2349-9265
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2017, VOLUME 4 ISSUE 3Pages: 468-470

Solanum sisymbriifolium Lam. (Solanaceae): A new addition to the flora of Odisha, India

S. C. Sahu, M. R. Mohanta* and A. K. Biswal
*Department of Botany, North Orissa University, Baripada-757003, Odisha, India
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During the exploration of invasive flora in the northern part of Odisha, Solanum sisymbriifolium Lam. was collected from Rupsa of Balasore district. After reviewing its distribution through flora and available literatures, the species is found to be a new one to the Flora of Odisha. A detailed description with photographs, distribution, occurrence and phenology of the taxon are provided for easy identification.
<em>Solanum sisymbriifolium </em>Lam.: <strong>A, </strong>Plant in natural habitat (Habit);<strong> B, </strong>A flower twig;<strong> C, </strong>Unripe berry (fruit);<strong> D, </strong>Ripe berry and prickles.

Fig.: Solanum sisymbriifolium Lam.: A, Plant in natural habitat (Habit); B, A flower twig; C, Unripe berry (fruit); D, Ripe berry and prickles.