Solanum americanum

Scientific name: Solanum americanum Mill.
Botanical family: SOLANACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • hierbamora
  • macuy
  • quilete


  • yerba mora

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Anthers up to 1.7 mm in length; shiny black fruit; calyx conspicuously reflexed in fruit; fruiting pedicels more or less erect; plants of lowlands and highlands.

Herb 60-80 cm high. Stems smooth but sometimes with soft prickles.  Leaves alternate, ovate,14 x 7 cm, blade narrowed to the stalk, apex acute or acuminate, margins sinuate, dentate; inflorescence racemes, umbelliform; corolla white 5-9 mm in diameter; fruit a globose shiny, black, berry, 5-7 mm in diameter; seeds 1-1.5 mm wide.








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