Solanum sarrachoides

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Hairy Nightshade
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Solanum
Species: S. sarrachoides
Binomial name
Solanum sarrachoides

Solanum atriplicifolium var. minus Nees
Solanum justischmidtii E.H.L.Krause
Solanum sarachidium Bitter
Solanum sarrachoides var. sarachidium (Bitter) C.V.Morton
Solanum styleanum Dunal

Solanum sarrachoides is a species of nightshade known as the Hairy Nightshade.[2] In California, according to the Jepson Manual Solanum key, it is differentiated by its calyx (sepals) that are enlarged during fruit, but smaller when in flower.

The scientific name S. sarrachoides was long used for Solanum physalifolium by various authors. Specifically, the original misidentified S. sarrachoides were held to be a variety S. physalifolium var. nitidibaccatum, often held to be a distinct species, but this is not considered appropriate anymore by many. The actual S. sarrachoides was also considered a variety of S. tweedianum, under this plant's obsolete name S. atriplicifolium as established by Gilli based on Nees.[3]


  1. ^ Solanaceae Source [2008]
  2. ^ USDA (2007b)
  3. ^ USDA (2007a), Solanaceae Source [2008]


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