genus Solanum

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Noun1.genus Solanum - type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshadegenus Solanum - 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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The use of tetraploid plants, which was obtained by induced polyploidization in wild species of the genus Solanum, has been used as a means to transfer genes of agronomic interest from these species to cultivated potato (DHOOGHE et al.
phytochemical studies on the genus Solanum showed the presence of alkaloids (Maxwell et al, 1996), flavonoids (Kang et al, 1998), steroidal glycoside (Ripperger, 1995) and steroidal saponins (Zamilpa et al 2002).
Although it includes a great variety of fruits, the diet of Sturnira is generally dominated by fruits of the genus Solanum (Marinho-Filho, 1991; Mello, Kalko, & Silva, 2008; Saldana-Vazquez et al.
2002) investigated hair morphology of some species from the genus Solanum, but not in S.
Genus Solanum belongs to the family Solanaceae and comprises more than 1700 species found in the tropical and temprate zones.
Section Tuberarium of the genus Solanum of North and Central America.
Melastomataceae was followed by Solanaceae including three morph-types from two genus Solanum and Physalis; this family was dominant on only three slides.
POTATO CULTIVATION was too old as 2000 years ago from South America Andes and the potato is from genus solanum while only 8 species are cultivated.
The high diversity of insect herbivores found in this study is explained in part by the presence of close tropical soda apple relatives in Florida, including 27 species in the genus Solanum and 31 species in other genera of Solanaceae (Wunderlin & Hansen 2008).
The genus Solanum (Solanaceae) is a rich source of steroidal glycoalkaloids.