Solanum lycocarpum (Lobeira)
Solanum lycocarpum, or Lobeira ("Wolf's Plant") is a member of the Solanaceae family, which includes tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplants.
Lobeira grows as a small tree in the central brazilian cerrado (savannah) and is used as a folk remedy to treat diabetes.
This illustration was created for a text of homeopathic remedies of Brazil.
Watercolor on Strathmore 4-ply Vellum.
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