Solanaceae


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So·la·na·ce·ae

(sō'lă-nā'sē-ē),
A family of plants that includes the genus Solanum (nightshade) and some 84 other genera comprising 1800 species, including belladonna, the tomato, and some potato plants.

Solanaceae

[sō′lənā′si·ē]
a family of plants that includes the genus Solanum, or nightshades, with more than 1800 species, including deadly nightshade (belladonna), henbane, tomatoes, and potatoes.

Solanaceae

(sō″lă-nā′sē-ē″) [L. solanum, nightshade + -aceae]
A family of herbs, shrubs, and trees from which several important drugs such as scopolamine and belladonna are derived. Tomatoes and potatoes are members of this family.
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Genetic control of Endosperm Balance Number (EBN) in the Solanaceae based on trisomic and mutation analysis.
Researchers are quick to note that their research should be interpreted with caution given the low overall nicotine content in edible Solanaceae.
Os frutos utilizados como recurso trofico pelos morcegos pertenceram a quatro familias: Urticaceae, Moraceae, Solanaceae e Piperaceae (Figura 4).
12[degrees]E, 07 Sep 2004, Schuh, Schwartz, Henry, Wyniger, Forero [PBI_SA04_L29], SOLANACEAE Lycium sp.
FIRST FLOWERS--The encylopedia's first plants will come from a database of the Solanaceae family, which includes potatoes, tobacco, and this Bolivian Solanum whalenii.
Among vegetables, tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), eggplant (Solanum melongena), chilli pepper (Capsicum annuum), and potato (Solanum tuberosum), which belong to the Solanaceae family, are important for their richness in healthy components due to which they are also widely consumed.
A vast range of plants come under the Latin umbrella of Solanaceae.
These two plants, as noted on page 7 of this issue, belong to the family Solanaceae.
Another Australian representative of the Solanaceae which has proved useful as a source of natural precursors for synthetic reactions in the pharmaceutical industry is kangaroo apple (Solanum laciniatum), which is endemic to temperate regions of south eastern Australia and New Zealand.
Species Order Family 1 Zilla spinosa Papaverales Cruciferae 2 Fagonia cretica Geraniales Zygophyllaceae 3 Zizphus spina- Rhamnales Rhamnaceae christi 4 Aellenia Centrospermae Chenopodiaceae subaphylla 5 Acacia Rosales Leguminosae ehrenbergiana 6 Acacia raddiana 7 Crotalaria aculeate 8 Tephrosia uniflora 9 Lycium barbarum Tubiflorae Solanaceae 10 Lycium shawii 11 Phaeopappus Campanulales Compositae scoparius Table 3 : Taxonomic status of the recorded species in location C and their systematic position No.
In The Biology and Taxonomy of the Solanaceae (Hawkes, Lester and Skelding, Eds.
Tomatoes, white potatoes, red and green bell peppers, the "hot" peppers such as chili and paprika, as well as eggplant belong to the Nightshade Family, a botanical genus called Solanaceae species.