Solanum, the Latin name used by Pliny for this plant. Herbs, shrubs or trees, occasionally vines; leaves alternate, simple, margins often lobed, sometimes deeply dissected. Flowers usually regular, distinct calyx and corolla; petals 5 fused, stamens usually 5, epipetalous, anthers often forming a cone around the style and stigma. Carpels 2, fruit a berry. Sparrmanniaceae