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Solanum lyratum - Thunb.
                 
Common Name
Family Solanaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Although no specific mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, it belongs to a genus where many if not all the members have poisonous leaves and sometimes also the unripe fruits.
Habitats Thickets in hills and low mountains all over Japan[58]. Grasslands in valleys, near roads and fields, 100 - 2900 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Solanum lyratum


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Physical Characteristics
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Solanum lyratum is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 2 m (6ft 7in). It is in flower from Jun to October, and the seeds ripen from Oct to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[177]. Caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
Medicinal Uses


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Cancer;  Depurative;  Febrifuge.

The whole plant is depurative and febrifuge[147]. A decoction is used in the treatment of leucorrhoea, abscesses, cancer of the oesophagus and stomach, enlarged thyroid glands etc[147, 218]. The leaves are boiled with the mother's milk in order to treat babies nausea[218]. The stems can be used as a medicine for treating convulsions in infants, whilst the branches and leaves are used for clearing away heat and cooling the blood[266].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will succeed in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in most soils[1].
Propagation
Seed - sow early spring in a warm greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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