Solanum nigrum L.

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Solanum nigrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Nyanga - Troutbeck road

Solanum nigrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Nyanga - Troutbeck road

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Synonyms: Solanum guineense sensu Dammer
Solanum nodiflorum sensu auctt.
Common names: Black nightshade (English)
Status: Probably introduced
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Malawi distribution: S
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 272. (Includes a picture).

Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Pages 85 - 86.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 80.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 107. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 106.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 226.

Wild, H. (1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 90. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Solanum nigrum
Flora of Caprivi: Solanum nigrum
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Solanum nigrum
Flora of Mozambique: Solanum nigrum
Flora of Zambia: Solanum nigrum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Solanum nigrum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Solanum nigrum
African Plant Database: Solanum nigrum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Solanum nigrum
JSTOR Plant Science: Solanum nigrum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Solanum nigrum
Plants of the World Online: Solanum nigrum
Tropicos: Solanum nigrum
Wikipedia: Solanum nigrum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Solanum nigrum., retrieved 21 February 2024

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