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Indian Nightshade

Indian Nightshade
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Copyright: Subhrojyoti Banerjee (subhrojyoti) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 32] (194)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM, Sigma EX Multi-coated UV 58mm
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-06 2:15
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A much branched shrub 0.3-1.5 m high, with large prickles. Stem stout,often purple.Branches covered with minute stellate hairs. Leaves 5-15 by 2.5-7.5 cm ovate in outline,acute,clothed with simple hairs. Flowers in racemose extra axillary cymes, purple coloured, clothed with darker purple coloured hairs. Fruit berry 8 mm diameter globose, dark yellow, when ripe. Seeds minutely pitted.
Medicinal uses: In Manipur (India), a paste of Indian nightshade fruit with honey is administered as a medicine for high fever.

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