Solanum glaucophyllum

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

Solanum glaucophyllum is a species of the family Solanaceae. It is known as waxyleaf nightshade.[1]

It is an endemic plant of Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.

It is usually classified under the Section Cyphomandropsis, within the subgenus Bassovia.

It is a rhizomatous plant with a simple stem and shortly branched, 1–2 m tall or more. Leaves simple, ovate, lanceolate, greenish-gray, 1-2 cm long, bluish purple flowers. The fruit is a globose berry 1–2 cm in diameter, blue-black, and features several seeds inside. It propagates vegetatively by gemmiferous roots of high regeneration capacity in water-saturated soils like edges of lakes.

Its consumption by ruminants produces an illness on them.


  1. ^ "Solanum glaucophyllum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 

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