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Solanum aculeastrum

Solanum acueleastrum
Common names: goat bitter-apple, bitter-apple, goat apple, poison apple (Eng.); bok-bitterappel, bitterappel, bokappel, gifappel (Afr.); thola (Tswana); murulwa (Ve
Family: Solanaceae

... fruit make this plant unique among the African species of Solanum . It could perhaps be confused with S. lichtensteini i (= S. ... as a component of the north-eastern Mountain Sourveld. Solanum This plant could be an attractive garden subject, but unfortunately ...

01 / 03 / 2004 | M Welman | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Solanum africanum

Solanum africanum
Common names: dune nightshade, drunken berry, drunken rope (Eng.); dronkbessie, dronktou (Afr.)
Family: Solanaceae

... berry, which shows a black colour when ripe. Solanum africanum is a South African endemic and is quite commonly found ... a food source. The berries are eaten by birds. Solanum This plant will grow best in well-drained soil and in a full sun ...

16 / 09 / 2019 | Benjamin Festus | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Solanum giganteum

Berries of Solanum giganteum
Common names: healing-leaf tree, giant bitter-apple, red bitter-apple, red bitter-berry, thorny bug-tree (Eng.); geneesblaarboom, grootbitterappel, rooibitterbessie
Family: Solanaceae

... in late winter when food is in short supply. Solanum This species is an attractive garden subject, mainly because of the ... year. Jaeger (1985) explains that the genus name Solanum is possibly connected to the Latin noun solamen , meaning a relief ...

19 / 01 / 2004 | M Welman | National Herbarium Pretoria
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