Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Solanum ptychanthum Dunal image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Stephen L. Solheim
Family Solanaceae
Solanum ptychanthum Dunal
eastern black nightshade, West Indian nightshade
Solanum: Latin for "quieting," in reference to the narcotic properties of some species
ptychanthum: ptych for "wrinkled" and anth for "male part" or "anther"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 6"-24" tall, branched, mostly smooth forb
Flower: white to lavender, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide, saucer-shaped; inflorescence an umbel-like, tight cluster; blooms June-Oct.
Fruit:black, 1/4" berry
Leaf:stalked, large and often with irregular, blunt teeth
Habitat: disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Solanum americanum auct. non Mill.
Solanum nigrum auct. non L.

         
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