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Solanaceae

Solanaceae is the Potato Family or the Nightshades Family of plants. It includes about 115 genera and about 2,678 species. Solanaceae is from the order of Solanales. Members are annual and perennial herbs, shrubs, trees, vines, and lianas.

Solanaceae family includes not only ornamental plants but there are spices, foods, and agricultural crops. Many are toxic. Some of the better-known family members are eggplants, tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco, and bell peppers. The family is widely distributed except for Antarctica. The greatest concentration is in South America.

Members of the Solanaceae family usually do not have laticifers, saps, or latex. They usually have basal or terminal leaves. Leaves are generally alternate to opposed. They could be leathery or herbaceous. They are petiolate or subsessile. They are seldom aromatic.

The flowers are generally hermaphrodites. The flowers can be solitary or terminal cymose. They are usually actinomorphic. They have a differentiated perianth with calyx and corolla. The stamens grow in multiples of four or five.

Subfamilies in the Solanaceae family include:

Cestroideae
Goetzeoideae
Nicotianoideae
Petunioideae
Schizanthoideae
Schwenckioideae
Solanoideae

Genera in the Solanaceae family include: (A to L)

Acnistus
Alibrexia
Alicabon
Alkekengi
Alona
Amatula
Amphipleis
Androcera
Anisodus
Anthocercis
Anthotroche
Antimion
Aplocarya
Aquartia
Archihyoscyamus
Archiphysalis
Ascleia
Athenaea
Atrichodendron
Atropa
Atropanthe
Aureliana
Bargemontia
Bassovia
Battata
Bellinia
Benthamiella
Blencocoes
Boberella
Bosleria
Bouchetia
Brachistus
Browallia
Brugmansia
Brunfelsia
Cacabus
Calibrachoa
Capsicum
Ceranthera
Cestrum
Chaenesthes
Chamaesaracha
Cleochroma
Cliocarpus
Coeloneurum
Combera
Crenidium
Cuatresia
Cyclostigma
Cyphanthera
Cyphomandra
Darcya
Darcyanthus
Datura
Deprea
Diamonon
Dictyocalyx
Diplukion
Discopodium
Dittostigma
Dolia
Duboisia
Duckeodendron
Dulcamara
Dunalia
Dyssochroma
Ectozoma
Elisia
Eriolarynx
Espadaea
Eucapnia
Evoista
Exodeconus
Fabiana
Franciscea
Fregirardia
Goetzea
Grabowskia
Grammosolen
Gubleria
Habrothamnus
Hawkesiophyton
Hebecladus
Henoonia
Herschelia
Heteranthia
Himeranthus
Hunzikeria
Hydrocalyx
Hyoscyamus
Iochroma
Isandra
Jaborosa
Jaltomata
Juanulloa
Langsdorfia
Larnax
Latua
Lehmannia
Leptoglossis
Leucophysalis
Levana
Lycianthes
Lycioplesium
Lycium
Lycopersicon


Brugmansia suaveolens
Brugmansia suaveolens ‘Pink Delight’
Cestrum aurantiacum
Cestrum aurantiacum

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