|Solanum spirale fruit and leaves|
Solanum spirale is a small fruiting shrub in the Solanaceae family, present in mid-elevation (500 to 1,900 m) paleotropical areas, in Southern China, India, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia and Australia (Queensland).
It is widely cultivated in dooryard gardens in India, Thailand, and Laos and used for:
- food (cooked young leaves, raw or cooked berries)
- medicine (roots used as a narcotic and diuretic in Assam; bark macerate used as a febrifuge in Laos).
- Solanaceae Source (2005): – Solanum spirale. Version of March 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-01.
- Solanum spirale entry @ Flora of China database.
- "Solanum spirale Roxb". Atlas of Living Australia.
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