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Common name

Mandarin: 旋花茄 (xuan hua qie)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2615)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2518)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2127)

      Order: Solanales (93)

        Family: Solanaceae (48)(family description)

          Genus: Solanum (22)

            Epithet: spirale Roxb. (1)

Synonym: Solanum apoense Elmer

apoense => from Mount Apo, an active volcano in South-East Mindanao, Philippines

spirale => winding round in a circular form

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Solanum spirale at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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