Scientific name Solanum glaucophyllum
|Similar Solanum citrullifolium, Solanum robustum, Solanum furcatum, Solanum granuloso‑leprosum, Solanum ensifolium|
Medical vocabulary what does solanum glaucophyllum mean
Solanum glaucophyllum is a species of the family Solanaceae. It is known as waxyleaf nightshade.
It is an endemic plant of Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.
It is usually classified under the Section Cyphomandropsis, within the subgenus Bassovia.
It is a rhizomatous plant with a simple stem and shortly branched, 1–2 m tall or more. Leaves simple, ovate, lanceolate, greenish-gray, 1-2 cm long, bluish purple flowers. The fruit is a globose berry 1–2 cm in diameter, blue-black, and features several seeds inside. It propagates vegetatively by gemmiferous roots of high regeneration capacity in water-saturated soils like edges of lakes.
Its consumption by ruminants produces an illness on them.