Solanum (weeds)

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Author(s): Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society
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Solanum (weeds) - (nightshades)

The genus has more than 1,000 species and contains important crops like potato or tomato, various ornamentals, but also a variety of weeds. It is well represented in America, Africa and Australia and includes mainly herbaceous plants and small shrubs.

The plants are herbs, shrubs or trees, hairy with alternate leaves and watery sap. The anthers open by terminal pores which is unique within the family of Solanaceae. The fruits are berry like.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.


Currently, the following weed species have been entered into the system: