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Of or belonging to the nightshade family.

[From New Latin Sōlānāceae, family name, from Sōlānum, type genus, from Latin sōlānum, nightshade; see solanine.]


(Plants) of, relating to, or belonging to the Solanaceae, a family of plants having typically tubular flowers with reflexed petals, protruding anthers, and often poisonous or narcotic properties: includes the potato, tobacco, henbane, mandrake, and several nightshades
[C19: from New Latin Sōlānāceae, from Latin sōlānum nightshade]


(ˌsɒl əˈneɪ ʃəs)

belonging to the Solanaceae, the nightshade family of plants.
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Adj.1.solanaceous - of or relating to plants of the family Solanaceae (the potato family)
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The pest is reported to cause damage to other solanaceous vegetables, including eggplant (Solanum melongena L.
Solanaceous plants are regarded as rich sources of alkaloids namely the pharmaceutical by interesting tropane derivatives.
Polymorphic simple sequence repeat markers in chloroplast genomes of Solanaceous plants.
The signals are chemicals--called "egg-hatching factors"--secreted from the roots of potato and some other solanaceous plants into the soil.
is a solanaceous plant that has long vegetative and reproductive stages, and its fruit yield is greater with the use of slow-release fertilisers than synthetic fertilisers (Gezerel and Donmez 1988).
Greenhouse and shadehouse production of vegetables is a new and growing industry in Dominica and farmers need practice in all aspects of the production cycle in particular for solanaceous (tomatoes, potato, pepper) and brassica (broccoli, turnips, cabbage) vegetable production.
Often the ability of solanaceous plants to induce sleep was increased by the addition of the juices of the opium poppy (Celsus de Medicina 2.
BAP was reported to be most effective cytokinin for shoot bud regeneration in most of the Solanaceous plants, viz.
However, for the rest of Europe it was initially grown as an ornamental or curiosity plant and perceived by many to be poisonous, like other solanaceous plants: for instance, mandrake (Mandragora) and the deadly nightshade (Atropus belladonna), administered both as a hallucinogenic drug and a beautifier in various regions of Europe.
James Cook along with articles on such topics as the structure and function of resistance proteins on solanaceous plants, a case study in virion and genome plasticity, mechanisms of disease resistance and susceptibility associated with cell walls, genome insights into the contribution of phytopathogenic bacterial plasmids to the evolutionary history of their hosts, the safety to cirus-resistance transgenic plants two decades after their introduction, virus-induced disease that alters host physiology, microarrays for quick identification of plant viruses, management of seed-borne bacterial diseases and challenges in tropical plant nematology.
SOLANACEOUS, ROOT AND TUBEROUS: Tomatoes, potatoes, celery and sweet pepper.