family Solanaceae


Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to family Solanaceae: family Liliaceae, family Fabaceae
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.family Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonousfamily 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
asterid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
order Polemoniales, Polemoniales - Polemoniaceae; Solanaceae; Boraginaceae; Labiatae; Lentibulariaceae; Pedaliaceae; in some classifications includes the order Scrophulariales
genus Solanum, Solanum - type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshade; potato; eggplant; bittersweet
Atropa, genus Atropa - belladonna
genus Browallia - small genus of tropical South American annuals
Brunfelsia, genus Brunfelsia - genus of tropical American shrubs grown for their flowers followed by fleshy berrylike fruits
Brugmansia, genus Brugmansia - includes some plants often placed in the genus Datura: angel's trumpets
genus Capsicum, Capsicum - chiefly tropical perennial shrubby plants having many-seeded fruits: sweet and hot peppers
Cestrum, genus Cestrum - genus of fragrant tropical American shrubs
Datura, genus Datura - thorn apple
Fabiana, genus Fabiana - genus of South and Central American heathlike evergreen shrubs
genus Hyoscyamus, Hyoscyamus - genus of poisonous herbs: henbane
genus Lycium, Lycium - deciduous and evergreen shrubs often spiny; cosmopolitan in temperate and subtropical regions
genus Mandragora, Mandragora - a genus of stemless herbs of the family Solanaceae
genus Nicandra, Nicandra - sturdy annual of Peru
genus Nicotiana, Nicotiana - American and Asiatic aromatic herbs and shrubs with viscid foliage
genus Nierembergia - genus of tropical American erect or creeping herbs with solitary flowers
genus Petunia, Petunia - annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of tropical South America
genus Physalis, Physalis - ground cherries
genus Salpichroa, Salpichroa - herbs of temperate North and South America: cock's eggs
genus Salpiglossis - small genus of herbs of the southern Andes having large showy flowers
genus Schizanthus - Chilean herbs with orchid-like flowers
genus Scopolia, Scopolia - genus of European perennial herbs yielding medicinal alkaloids
genus Solandra, Solandra - shrubby climbers of tropical America
genus Streptosolen, Streptosolen - one species: marmalade bush
References in periodicals archive ?
Over 3000 species belong to the family Solanaceae, which is the third most important plant Family, It comprises a number of economically important crops, such as tomato, potato, pepper and eggplant which are contain high nutritive value, including quality proteins, mineral salts, starch and vitamins [24,38], Solanum melongena L.
Nonetheless, there are not sufficient characters in these taxa to support the possibility of affinities with the family Solanaceae.
Goji is the fruit of Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense, two closely related species of boxthorn in the family Solanaceae (which also includes potato, tomato, eggplant, tobacco, etc).
Tropical soda apple (TSA), Solanum viarum Dunal, is a perennial South American shrub in the Acanthophora section, subgenus Leptostemonum ('spiny solanums') in the family Solanaceae (Nee 1991).
This list included 5 species from family Solanaceae namely Capsicum frutescens, Datura candida, D.
Withania somnifera Dunal belonging to family Solanaceae, is an important medicinal plant known as "Indian Ginseng", grown in wild and also cultivated in several areas of India [1].
These two plants, as noted on page 7 of this issue, belong to the family Solanaceae.