21 June 2020

Solanum incanum – Talea Valley

Whist looking around the Talea Valley in the Asir Mountains of southwest Saudi Arabia near Abha I came across an erect bushy leafed shurb one metre high and slightly spiny. Some spines are on the mid-rib of the grey-green velvety leaves. It had large pale yellow smooth round fruits. This species is widespread in the Hijaz and Asir mountains.
Solanum incanum