Solanum americanum Mill.

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Solanum americanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aberfoyle, EH Tea Estates, Honde Valley

Solanum americanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aberfoyle, EH Tea Estates, Honde Valley

Solanum americanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aberfoyle, EH Tea Estates, Honde Valley

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Synonyms: Solanum nigrum sensu auctt.
Solanum nodiflorum Jacq.
Common names: American black nightshade (English) Glossy nightshade (English)
Status: Native?
Derivation of specific name: americanum: American
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 11 September 2013

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 106.


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Flora of Botswana: Solanum americanum
Flora of Malawi: Solanum americanum
Flora of Mozambique: Solanum americanum
Flora of Zambia: Solanum americanum

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African Plant Database: Solanum americanum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Solanum americanum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Solanum americanum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Solanum americanum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Solanum americanum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Solanum americanum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Solanum americanum
Ispot Southern Africa : Solanum americanum
JSTOR Plant Science: Solanum americanum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Solanum americanum
Tropicos: Solanum americanum
West African Plants database: Solanum americanum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Solanum americanum., retrieved 25 May 2016

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