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Brugmansia lg.jpg
A flouerin Brugmansia suaveolens
frae the US Botanic Gairden
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Faimily: Solanaceae


The Solanaceae, or nichtshades, are an economically important faimily o flouerin plants. The faimily ranges frae yerbs tae trees, an includes a nummer o important agricultural craps, medicinal plants, spices, weeds, an ornamentals. Mony members o the faimily contain potent alkaloids, an some are heichly toxic, but mony culturs eat nichtshades, in some cases as staple fuids. The faomily belangs tae the order Solanales, in the asterid group dicotyledons (Magnoliopsida).[2] The solanaceae faimily consists o approximately 98 genera an some 2,700 species,[3] wi a great diversity o habitats, morphology an ecology.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Solanaceae Juss., nom. cons". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 12 Apryle 2007. Retrieved 16 Apryle 2009.
  2. Olmstead, R. G., J. A. Sweere, R. E. Spangler, L. Bohs, and J. D. Palmer. 1999. Phylogeny and provisional classification of the Solanaceae based on chloroplast DNA. Pp. 111-137. En: Solanaceae IV: advances in biology and utilization, M. Nee, D. E. Symon, R. N. Lester, and J. P. Jessop (eds.). The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew [1]
  3. Olmstead, R.G. and Bohs, L. 2007. A Summary of molecular systematic research in Solanaceae: 1982-2006. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 745:255-268