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Solanum surattense

Solanum surattense
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Copyright: Nirmal Roberts (nirmalroberts) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 347 W: 64 N: 705] (2857)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, Fujinon f=6.2-66.7(28-300)mm 1:2.8-4.9, Marumi 58mm UV Haze
Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(purple/violet) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-25 1:41
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Points: 16
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Solanum surattense.
Synonym: Solanum virginianum.
Common name: Yellow-Berried Nightshade.
Common Hindi names: Berkateli, Kantakari.
Plant: Perennial herb, prostate, prickly.
Leaves: Simple, prickly, ovate or elliptic, lobed, base acute, apex obtuse.
Flower: 2.5cm across.
Fruit: Berries, globose, green turning golden yellow.
Distributed all over India.
Prefers drier open area. Common along roadside. Grows close to ground.
Fruits eaten as an anthelmintic and for indigestion. Root is an expectorant, used in Ayurvedic medicine for cough, asthma, chest pain. Also used for flatulence, sore throat, and toothache. Has high concentration of solasodine, a starting material for the manufacture of cortisone and sex hormones.
Bhavamisra, an ancient physician, mentions it as promoting conception in females. Given with honey, tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), datura (Datura metal), and black pepper it can be effective in cases of bronchial asthma.
The root is an important ingredient of the well-known ayurvedic medicine, Dasamula.
Time-tested remedy from seed fume of Solanum surattense against tooth and gum disorders. The practice is quite popular among the aborigines of Gonda, Bahraich and Balrampur districts of Uttar Pradesh, India. (Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol. 3(2), April 2004, pp. 208-211).

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5830 W: 89 N: 14938] (62666)
  • [2008-04-25 1:47]

Hi Nirmal,very interestinf specie,i never seen that in my country,the flower seem that of wild tomatoes,excellent colours and sharpness,thanks for share and for the very interesting note,Luciano

Hi Nirmal,
A lovely capture of this beautiful wild flower. I have seen it many times but didn't know its value. A lovely composition with good details and educative notes. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Nirmal. This is gorgeous flower in excellent exposure and detail. The ant adds live to the image and thanks for sharing. Best regards. Jusni

Hi Nirmal, flower and tiny insect!!...great capture and a good composition. The notes are aslo excellent. TFS regards h

Hi Nirmal,

Good pov and sharpness.
Beautiful colors and dof.
Exellent note's.


Hi Nirmal,

Nice shot of this member of the Solanaceae.


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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-04-27 7:00]

Hello Nirmal,
Nice flower!
Beautiful colors and nicely composed!

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-05-13 1:40]

Very beautiful shot with a soft light, good details and just perfect DOF to reveal the spikes.

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