Solanaceae (Potato Family)

Solanaceae is commonly known as Potato, Tomato, Pepper or Nightshade Family. The Solanaceae is a family from Solanales Order, splits from Magnoliopsida Class. It is a family among about 406 families in Magnoliophyta or Flowering Plants Division. The Solanaceae family consists of 105 genera and more than 2,000 species.

Characteristics include:
  • 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, or funnel shaped or tubular
  • Ovary superior
  • Anthers often fused, porate
  • Fruit as berry, drupe, or capsule
  • Seeds many, attached to center of fruit

Genera in Solanaceae:
  • Acnistus
  • Datura
  • Lycianthes
  • Rahowardiana
  • Anisodus
  • Deprea
  • Lycium
  • Reyesia
  • Anthocercis
  • Discopodium
  • Lycopersicon
  • Salpichroa
  • Anthotroche
  • Duboisia
  • Lycopersicum
  • Salpichroma
  • Archihyoscyamus
  • Duckeodendron
  • Mandragora
  • Salpiglossis
  • Archiphysalis
  • Dunalia
  • Markea
  • Saracha
  • Athenaea
  • Eriolarynx
  • Melananthus
  • Schizanthus
  • Atrichodendron
  • Espadaea
  • Merinthopodium
  • Schultesianthus
  • Atropa
  • Exodeconus
  • Meyenia
  • Schwenckia
  • Atropanthe
  • Fabiana
  • Nectouxia
  • Schwenkia
  • Aureliana
  • Goetzea
  • Nicandra
  • Sclerophylax
  • Benthamiella
  • Grabowskia
  • Nicotiana
  • Scopolia
  • Bouchetia
  • Grammosolen
  • Nierembergia
  • Sessea
  • Brachistus
  • Habrothamnus
  • Nolana
  • Solandra
  • Browallia
  • Hawkesiophyton
  • Normania
  • Solanum
  • Brugmansia
  • Herschelia
  • Nycterium
  • Streptosolen
  • Brunfelsia
  • Hunzikeria
  • Pantacantha
  • Swartsia
  • Calibrachoa
  • Hyoscyamus
  • Petunia
  • Trianaea
  • Capsicum
  • Iochroma
  • Phrodus
  • Tubocapsicum
  • Cestrum
  • Jaborosa
  • Physaliastrum
  • Tzeltalia
  • Chamaesaracha
  • Jaltomata
  • Physalis
  • Vassobia
  • Coeloneurum
  • Juanulloa
  • Physochlaina
  • Vestia
  • Combera
  • Larnax
  • Pionandra
  • Withania
  • Crenidium
  • Latua
  • Plowmania
  • Witheringia
  • Cuatresia
  • Lehmannia
  • Protoschwenkia
  • Cyphanthera
  • Leptoglossis
  • Przewalskia
  • Cyphomandra
  • Leucophysalis
  • Quincula

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Solandra longiflora Solanum wrightii