Solanum americanum

Solanum americanum

Solanum americanum

(Glossy Nightshade)

FAMILY

Solanaceae

Species

Solanum americanum

Common name(s)

Glossy Nightshade

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white to mauve; Herb or small shrub to 1.3 m tall.

Distinguishing features

Inflorescence with 4-12 flowers, corolla deeply 5-lobed; 8-9 mm diameter, white to pale purplish, anthers form a central cone. Fruit a shiny purple-black berry 6-9 mm diameter. Seeds 1-1.5 mm long, light fawn or purplish.

Solanum americanum