Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Solanum sarrachoides Sendtner. Hairy Nightshade, Viscid Nightshade. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Disturbed areas. Dist: Native of South America. Works by Edmonds and associates have established that S. sarrachoides and S. physalifolium Rusby are two distinct species, but both are presently known from North America.

Origin/Endemic status: South America

Syn: = Ar, C, K4, Mo3, NY, RAB, Va, Knapp et al (2019); = Solanum sarachoides – F, Tn, orthographic error; < Solanum physalifolium – Il, K1; >< Solanum physalifolium var. nitidibaccum – K3, NE; < Solanum sarrachoides – GrPl, Schilling (1981)

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