Solanum wendlandii Hook.f.

Giant Potato Creeper

A hairless, shrubby climber with scattered, small, recurved prickles. Leaves pinnate, to 30 cm long, with 8-12 leaflets and a large terminal leaflet, sometimes the upper leaves simple. Flower clusters often branched, pendulous, summer. Flowers wheellike, with a corolla to 6 cm or so wide, violet-blue. Fruit round to ovoid, to 10 cm wide.

Costa Rica

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Solanaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Solanales
family       Solanaceae
genus        Solanum L.