Solanum nigrum L.

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Solanum nigrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Nyanga - Troutbeck road

Solanum nigrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Nyanga - Troutbeck road

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Synonyms: Solanum guineense sensu Dammer
Solanum nodiflorum sensu auctt.
Common names: Black nightshade (English)
Status: Probably introduced
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 10 September 2013

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 107. (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 226.


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JSTOR Plant Science: Solanum nigrum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Solanum nigrum
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West African Plants database: Solanum nigrum

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 nigrum., retrieved 25 May 2016

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