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Solanum capsicoides Allioni. Soda-apple, Cockroachberry, Sodom-apple. Phen: Apr-Oct (-Mar). Hab: Disturbed areas, open woodlands. Dist: Native of tropical America. The nativity of this species in the Southeast is uncertain.

ID notes:Solanum capsicoides is a shrub, 0.3-1 (-2) m tall, with large (2-4 cm diameter), orange to red fruits.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA14, K1, K3, K4, WH3; = Solanum aculeatissimum – RAB, S, Tx, misapplied; = Solanum ciliatum Lam. – Bah

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU

Heliophily: 9

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