Solanum americanum Mill.

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Solanum americanum

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

Solanum americanum

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

Solanum americanum

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

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Synonyms: Solanum nigrum sensu auctt.
Solanum nodiflorum Jacq.
Common names:
Status: Native?
Branches ± angular to narrowly winged, the ridges or wings smooth.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: americanum: American
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N
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Endemic status:
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Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Pages 81 - 82.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 79.

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 Zimbabwe: Solanum americanum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Solanum americanum
African Plant Database: Solanum americanum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Solanum americanum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Solanum americanum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Solanum americanum
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iNaturalist: Solanum americanum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Solanum americanum
JSTOR Plant Science: Solanum americanum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Solanum americanum
Plants of the World Online: Solanum americanum
Tropicos: Solanum americanum
Wikipedia: Solanum americanum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Solanum americanum., retrieved 24 September 2023

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