Solanum nigrescens

Scientific name: Solanum nigrescens M. Martens & Galeotti
Botanical family: SOLANACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • hierba mora
  • macuy
  • quilete

Botanical description

Anthers 1.7 mm or more in length; dull black or green mature fruit; calyx adhering to fruit; fruiting pedicels noticably deflexed; plants of highlands.

Herb, up to 1 m high; young stems pilose.  Leaves in pairs or solitary, of different sizes but similar appearance, entire or sinuate-dentate, ovate to ovate-lanceolate; apex acuminate, base attenuate.  Inflorescences internodal, racemose or subumbellate; corolla white or lilac, with a dark spot at the base of each lobe.  Fruit globose, 4-7 mm in diameter.







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