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(Plants) any tree, shrub, or herbaceous plant of the mainly tropical solanaceous genus Solanum: includes the potato, aubergine, and certain nightshades
[C16: from Latin: nightshade]
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Noun1.solanum - type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshadeSolanum - type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshade; potato; eggplant; bittersweet
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
nightshade - any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit
Solanum crispum, potato tree - hardy climbing shrub of Chile grown as an ornamental for its fragrant flowers; not a true potato
bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, climbing nightshade, poisonous nightshade, Solanum dulcamara, woody nightshade, deadly nightshade - poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
Solanum jamesii, wild potato - erect or spreading perennial of southwestern United States and Mexico bearing small pale brown to cream-colored tubers resembling potatoes
Solanum jasmoides, potato vine - copiously branched vine of Brazil having deciduous leaves and white flowers tinged with blue
eggplant bush, garden egg, mad apple, Solanum melongena, aubergine, brinjal, eggplant - hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable
naranjilla, Solanum quitoense - small perennial shrub cultivated in uplands of South America for its edible bright orange fruits resembling tomatoes or oranges
Solanum tuberosum, white potato, white potato vine, potato - annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
giant potato creeper, potato vine, Solanum wendlandii - vine of Costa Rica sparsely armed with hooklike spines and having large lilac-blue flowers
Brazilian potato tree, potato tree, Solanum macranthum, Solanum wrightii - South American shrub or small tree widely cultivated in the tropics; not a true potato
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Arifa Khalid, daughter of Mukhtar Mohammad Khalid was awarded degree in the subject of Botany after approval of her thesis titled 'Effects of Exogenous Application of IAA, BRs and GA3 on Growth, Protein Contents and Antioxidative Enzyme Activities in Solanum Tuberosum L.
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Burbank did not take the most scientific approach to his breeding efforts, and in this case had not created a new variety but instead propagated a previously cultivated but largely unknown plant from Africa called "gsoba," which has only been recently identified as Solanum retroflexum.
Direct shoot regeneration was established from leaf, petiole and nodal explants from in vitro and field grown plants of Solanum nigrum on Murashige and Skoog (MS), and Gamborg's (B5) media containing different levels of plant growth regulator, Thidiazuron (TDZ).
Solanum lycocarpum (Solanaceae) popularly known as 'fruta-de-lobo' or 'lobeira' (Oliveira, Salazar, Duarte, Moreira, & Paula, 2010) is a plant native to the Brazilian Cerrado.
ABSTRACT: The survey was conducted to assess the nutritional composition and elemental profile of Solanum nigrum collected from different tehsils (Mianwali, Esakhel, Piplan) of District Mianwali.
En el bosque seco tropical se ha reconocido la importancia del mutualismo murcielago-planta para la biologia reproductiva y dispersion de plantas de los generos Piper y Solanum [2].
To overcome this incompatibility barrier and simultaneously transfer genes of agronomic interest from the (2n = 2x = 24; 1EBN) wild species to the Solanum tuberosum subsp.
Tropical soda apple, Solanum viarum Dunal (Solanaceae), is an invasive perennial broadleaf weed that is listed on the federal list of noxious weeds (USDA-APHIS 2010) and has become a serious problem in both agricultural and natural areas of the southeastern USA (Mullahey et al.
As Solanum lycopersicum and Multani mitti has been traditionally utilized as antioxidant and for skin care respectively so, the silver nanoparticles of these biogenic materials would potentially be used as future biomedical applicants.