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Solanum capsicoides

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Solanaceae
Scientific name  Solanum capsicoides
Rank  Species
Order  Solanales
Genus  Solanum
Higher classification  Solanum
Solanum capsicoides Solanum capsicoides

Similar  Solanum aculeatissimum, Solanum viarum, Solanum aculeastrum

Solanum capsicoides, the cockroach berry, known as polohauai'i in Polynesia, is a flowering plant in the Solanaceae family. It is native to eastern Brazil but naturalized in other tropical regions, where it sometimes becomes an invasive weed.

Solanum capsicoides Solanum aculeatissimum Solanum capsicoides Cockroach berry Indian


Solanum capsicoides Solanum capsicoides

This species had been included in S. aculeatissimum as variety denudatum by Dunal (Solanum denudatum of Bitter is S. humile as described by Lamarck). It was also included in the eggplant (S. melongena) under its junior synonym S. trongum (as var. sinuato-pinnatifidum), also by Dunal.

In addition, the cockroach berry is sometimes referenced under the following obsolete names:

  • Solanum arrebenta Vell.
  • Solanum bodinieri H.Lév. & Vaniot
  • Solanum capsicoides Hort. Paris ex Lam. (preoccupied)
  • Solanum ciliare Willd.
  • Solanum ciliatum Lam.
  • S. ciliatum of Blume from F.A.W. Miquel is an undetermined species of Lycianthes.
  • Solanum ciliatum var. arenarium Dunal

  • Solanum capsicoides httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthuS. arenarium of Schur is S. villosum as described by Philip Miller.S. arenarium of Otto Sendtner is a valid species
  • Solanum macowanii Fourc.
  • Solanum pentapetaloides Roxb. ex Hornem.
  • S. pentapetaloides of Bojer from Dunal in de Candolle is S. imamense.
  • Solanum pentapetalum Schltdl.
  • Solanum sinuatifolium Vell.
  • Solanum sphaerocarpum Moric.

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