Information for Solanum americanum

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 5674
Type of plant - annual
Flower: WHITE to GREENISH, br. YELLOW anthers
Fruit: subglob. BLACK berries in clusters
Foliage: 4-7.5 cm., ovate-cardi., wavy-coarse toothed, toxic
Height in meters: 0.3-1.2
Parts of Solanum americanum are considered toxic.

Synonyms (alternative names) for Solanum americanum: Solanum caribaeum,  Solanum nigrum,  Solanum nodiflorum,  Solanum quadrangiflorum, 

Common names for Solanum americanum: (tox:contains glycoalkaloids,all green parts toxic,  (tox:solasodine,solamargin),  (tox:WHO Ib-II),  Alaman,  Black Nightshade,  Black Nightshade,  Chichiquelite Huckleberry,  Common Nightshade,  Duscle,  E'Nab Adh Dhib,  E'Nab Ath Tha'Lab,  Enab Adh Dhib,  Enab Ath Thalab,  Enab Ez Zhib,  Erva-Moura,  Gurkamai,  Hierba Mora,  Hound's Berry,  Inu-Hozuki,  Ituzumu,  Kakamachi,  L'Homme,  Lanman,  Lanman Noir,  Lanment,  Lao ya yen ching ts'ao,  Lao ya yen ching tsao,  Lhomme,  Long kui,  Lung k'uei,  Lung kuei,  Makoi,  Manman Lanman,  Morelle Noire,  Morelle noire,  Morete,  Petty Morel,  Poisonberry,  Popolo (Hawaii),  Ranti,  Schwarzer Nachtschatten,  Snakeshade,  Solatro Nero,  Sunberry,  T'ien ch'ieh tzu,  T'ien p'ao ts'ao,  Terong Meranti,  Tien chieh tzu,  Tien pao tsao, 

Solanum americanum is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
12:   British Native Wild Flowers Shrubs and Trees
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
38:   Indian Native and Introduced Plants
53:   Bedding Plant Seed List
70:   Hawaiian Native and Introduced Plants
72:   Russian Native and Introduced Plants (Central)
74:   West Asian Native and Introduced Plants
75:   Natives of Asia Minor and Introductions
77:   Central European Native and Introduced Plants
87:   Natives of Central U.S.A.
113:   East African Native Plant Seed List
120:   Alaskan Native Plant Seed List
131:   Toxic Plants
626:  Solanaceae
699:   Ayurvedic Medicinal Herbs
719:   North American Native Ethnobotanicals
720:   Fire Resistant Plants

Germination guide
Solanum americanum seeds will usually germinate in 10-21 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Sow seeds about 1mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 20C.

Keep the compost slightly moist

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