3 days ago · Solanum is a large and diverse genus of flowering plants, which include three food crops of high economic importance, the potato, the tomato and the eggplant.It also contains the nightshades and horse nettles, as well as numerous plants cultivated for their ornamental flowers and fruit.
The generic name was first used by Pliny the Elder for a...
The species most commonly called nightshade in North America...
- Food crops
Most parts of the plants, especially the green parts and...
6 days ago · The tomato is the edible, often red, berry of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant. The species originated in western South America and Central America .   The Nahuatl (the language used by the Aztecs ) word tomatl gave rise to the Spanish word tomate , from which the English word tomato derived.
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It is also known as turkey berry, prickly nightshade, shoo-shoo bush, wild eggplant, pea eggplant, pea aubergine, kantɔsi, konsusua or abeduru, kittily, susumber, boo, terongan, tekokak, rimbang, berenjena cimarrona, berenjena de gallina, berenjena silvestre, tabacón, pendejera, tomatillo, bâtard balengène, zamorette, friega-platos, kudanekayi, sundaikkai,, thibbatu, makhuea phuang, suzume nasu, jurubeba, Ka Ran Sate Kay Thi, and many other names. Sold at morning markets in Malaysia
The plant is usually 2 or 3 m in height and 2 cm in basal diameter, but may reach 5m in height and 8 cm in basal diameter. The shrub usually has a single stem at ground level, but it may branch on the lower stem. The stem bark is gray and nearly smooth with raised lenticels. The inner bark has a green layer over an ivory color. The plants examined by the author, growing on firm soil, had weak taproots and well-developed laterals. The roots are white. Foliage is confined to the growing twigs.
Turkey berry apparently is native from Florida and southern Alabama through the West Indies and from Mexico through Central America and South America through Brazil. Because of its rapid spread as a weed in disturbed lands, it is difficult to tell which populations are native and which are introduced. Turkey berry has been introduced and naturalized throughout tropical Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands including Hawaii, Guam, and American Samoa. In Jamaica this berry is called sus
In Puerto Rico, turkey berry grows in upland sites that receive from about 1000 to 4000 mm of annual precipitation. It also grows in riparian zones in drier areas. Turkey berry grows on all types of moist, fertile soil at elevations from near sea level to almost 1,000 m in Puerto Rico and 2,000 m in Papua New Guinea. Given an equal start after disturbance, turkey berry quickly overtops most herbs, grasses, and other shrubs. It grows best in full sunlight and does well in light shade or shade for
Flowering and fruiting is continuous after the shrubs reach about 1 to 1.5 m in height. Ripe fruits collected in Puerto Rico averaged 1.308 + 0.052 g. Air dry seeds from these fruits weighed an average of 0.00935 g or 1,070,000 seeds/kg. These seeds were sown on commercial potting mix and 60 percent germinated between 13 and 106 days following sowing. The seedlings are common in recently disturbed ground. Frugivorous birds eat the fruits and spread the seeds. Turkey berry can be propagated veget
Turkey berry grows about 0.75 to 1.5 m in height per year. The species is not long-lived; most plants live about 2 years. Physical control of the shrub may be done by grubbing out the plants; lopping will not kill them. They can be killed by translocated herbicides applied to the leaves or the cut stumps.
4 days ago · The name Solanaceae derives from the genus Solanum, "the nightshade plant". The etymology of the Latin word is unclear. The name may come from a perceived resemblance of certain solanaceous flowers to the sun and its rays. At least one species of Solanum is known as the "sunberry".
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Aug 02, 2020 · Solanum caripense is a species of evergreen shrub native to South America and grown for its edible fruit.. Rare in cultivation, it is known as tzimbalo.The fruit closely resembles the related pepino (Solanum muricatum), and it has been speculated that Solanum caripense may be the wild ancestor of the pepino.
3 days ago · The potato is a root vegetable native to the Americas, a starchy tuber of the plant Solanum tuberosum, and the plant itself is a perennial in the nightshade family, Solanaceae.  Wild potato species , originating in modern-day Peru , can be found throughout the Americas, from the United States to southern Chile . 
Jul 14, 2020 · Familia: Solanaceae Subfamilia: Solanoideae Tribus: Solaneae Genus: Solanum Species: Solanum dulcamara Name . Solanum dulcamara L.. 1753:185) . Lectotype: s.c. s.n ...
3 days ago · Solanum melongena is grown worldwide for its edible fruit. Most commonly purple, the spongy, absorbent fruit is used in several cuisines. Typically used as a vegetable in cooking, it is a berry by botanical definition. As a member of the genus Solanum, it is related to the tomato and potato. Like the tomato, its skin and seeds can be eaten, but ...
5 days ago · Solanum aethiopicum – albergínia d'Etiòpia; (incl. S. gilo, gilo o jiló) Solanum centrale – pansa australiana, akatjurra (Alyawarre), kampurarpa (Pitjantjatjara), merne akatyerre (Arrernte), kutjera
Aug 01, 2020 · Solanum oso genero zabala da. Bere barruan 1.500 eta 2.000 espezie artean izendatu dira: Espezieak