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Brazilian Nichtshade (Solanum seaforthianum)
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Faimily: Solanaceae
Subfaimily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Solaneae
Genus: Solanum

(but see text)


Androcera Nutt.
Aquartia Jacq.
Artorhiza Raf.
Bassovia Aubl.
Battata Hill
Bosleria A.Nelson
Ceranthera Raf.
Cliocarpus Miers
Cyphomandra Mart. ex Sendtn.
Diamonon Raf.
Dulcamara Moench
Lycopersicon Mill.
Melongena Mill.
Normania Lowe
Nycterium Vent.
Ovaria Fabr.
Parmentiera Raf. (non DC.: preoccupied)
Petagnia Raf.
Pheliandra Werderm.
Pseudocapsicum Medik.
Scubulus Raf.
Solanastrum Fabr.
Solanocharis Bitter
Solanopsis Bitter
Triguera Cav.

Solanum is a lairge an diverse genus o flouerin plants, includin twa fuid crops o the heichest economic importance, the tattie an the tomato. It an aa contains the nichtshades an horsenettles, as well as numerous plants cultivatit for thair ornamental flouers an fruit.

Solanum species shaw a wide range o growin habits, such as annual an perennials, vines, subshrubs, shrubs, an smaa trees. Mony umwhile independent genera lik Lycopersicon (the tomatoes) an Cyphomandra are nou includit in Solanum as subgenera or sections. Thus, the genus the day contains roughly 1,500-2,000 species.


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  1. "Solanum L." Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1 September 2009. Archived frae the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 15 Julie 2013.