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American Nightshade

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Class:Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons

Order: Solanales

Family:Solanaceae

Scientific Name:Solanum americanum

IUCN Red List status: Not Evaluated


Protected by the following WLT projects:

   

Description

The American Nightshade is of the same family as the tomato and potato, however its shiny, black berries are poisonous. It produces small, five-petal, white flowers.

Threats and Conservation

WLT is actively involved in Atlantic Rainforest conservation in Argentina (Misiones Province), Brazil (REGUA Reserve) and Paraguay (San Rafael). To help save Atlantic Forest habitat, please support these projects.

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