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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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Researchers traced the evolution of a specific gene that produces a sticky compound in the tips of the hairs, on the Solanum pennellii plant found in the Atacama desert of Peru.
trifolii (Burgess) (Diptera: Agromyzidae) females perforate leaves of Solanum lycopersicum L.
Solanum melongena L cultivated from tropical to temperate is one of the most consumed vegetables worldwide and one of the most highly antioxidant vegetables [14].
SOLANUM LAXUM 'ALBUM' Solanum is also known as the potato vine.
Differential expression of genes involved in response to cold stress in Solanum tuberosum subsp.
Summary: Two new alkaloidal steroid glycosides; solanoid A and B (1 and 2), along with two known alkaloidal steroid glycosides; solamargine (3) and khasianine (4) a known steroidal saponin; dioscin (5), a benzoylated steroid, carpesterol (6) methyl caffeate (7), ferulic acid (8) and oleic acid (9) were isolated from the methanolic extract of Solanum surattense.
Numerous medicinal plants grow naturally in Karachi vicinity and Salvadora persica and Solanum surattense are two of them.
The genus Solanum is the richest of this family, with approximately 1,500 species around the world (Bohs, 2007) including many economically relevant species, such as tomato, potato, scarlet eggplant, and various peppers (Olmstead et al., 2008).