Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)

Characteristics of the Solanaceae (Nightshadefamily

  • Herbaceous in temperate areas, often woody in tropics
  • Leaves alternate, often lobed, often hairy, sometimes with prickles
  • Stipules absent
  • Sepals 5, fused
  • Petals 5, fused a little or a lot, corolla star, trumpet, funnelshaped or tubular
  • Ovary superior
  • Anthers often fused, porate (peppershaker-type)
  • Berry, drupe, or capsule
  • Seeds many, attached to center of fruit (axile placentation)
Associated Plants