Salpichroa origanifolia

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Salpichroa origanifolia
Salpichroa origanifolia 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Salpichroa
Species: S. origanifolia
Binomial name
Salpichroa origanifolia
(Lam.) Baill.
  • Atropa origanifolia Desf.
  • Atropa rhomboidea Gill & Hook.
  • Physalis origanifolia Lam.
  • Salpichroa rhomboidea (Gill & Hook.) Miers
  • Withania origanifolia Paill. & Boiss

Salpichroa origanifolia is a species of flowering plant in the nightshade family known by the common names lily of the valley vine,[1] pampas lily-of-the-valley[2] or cock's-eggs.[3] It is native to South America and is naturalised in Africa, Australasia, Europe, and North America.[4] It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant. In Tasmania, it is regarded as a toxic weed and its sale and distribution are illegal.[2]


  1. ^ "Salpichroa origanifolia". USDA Plants Profile. Retrieved 2014-10-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Pampas Lily-of-the-Valley". Invasive Species. Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 2014-10-27. 
  3. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  4. ^ "Taxon: Salpichroa origanifolia (Lam.) Thell.". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 

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