Cyphomandra hartwegii (Miers) Walp. ... VER ... Solanum circinatum Bohs
Foetid shrub or small tree to 4 (-12) m tall; twigs mostly angled, fine- puberulent, slender. Leaves drying dark, to 30 cm long, mostly cordate but sometimes (especially turoins or juveniles) deeply or sinuately pinnately lobed or toothed, above glabrous or with minute stout hairs, beneath softly puberulent with short acicular hairs, the margins ciliate; petioles to 10 cm long, puberulent; minor leaves often present, resembling the major leaves. Inflorescence sub- terminal or at a dichotomy of the stem, an elongate, several-flowered, little- branched, pendant raceme to 15 cm long, the peduncle with a prominent cicatrix of pedicel scars, conspicuously circinnate in unfolding, the pedicels to 2 cm long, slender, puberulent, articulating at the base. Flowers elongate and dull- colored; calyx ca. 2 mm long, cyathiform, subtruncate with short-deltoid umbos, puberulent, corolla 1-2 cm long, lobed nearly to the base, the lobes lanceolate, becoming strongly reflexed, puberulent inside and out, greenish, greyish, yel- lowish or brownish, whitish puberulent on the margins; stamens 1/2-4/5 as long as the corolla lobes, the filaments free and glabrous, the anthers ca. 10 mm long, lanceolate, the thick, puberulent, violet or brown connective covering the dorsal surface, the yellow thecae puberulent in the distal portion, opening by 2 minute, confluent, terminal pores; ovary elongate-conical, glabrous, the style exceeding the anthers by 2-3 mm but shorter than the corolla lobes, the stigma small and globose. Fruit an ellipsoid, fleshy berry ca. 3 cm long, longitudinally striped, green or brownish but perhaps yellow when fully ripe; seeds many, compressed, light-colored, ca. 5 mm long.