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Sonoran Desert Plants
Solanum hindsianum (mala mujer, tomatillo espinosa)

Ajo Peak at Night


Habitat: rocky slope
Life Form: shrub,tall
Leaf Description: alternate,simple,oblong-lanceolate to ovate,leathery,,entire or undulate
Flower Color: lavender or violet or purple
Spines: spineless or short straight spines
Family: Solanaceae (nightshade family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A Flora of Southwestern Arizona. Part 20. Eudicots: Solanaceae to Zygophyllaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-52: 1-66. Published 4 August 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 33 (7.5 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Solanum hindsianum (opens in a new tab).






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