Solanales

Belongs within: Lamiidae.Contains: Convolvulaceae, Solanaceae. The Solanales is a large clade of flowering plants, with most of its members being divided between the Convolvulaceae, the morning glories and related taxa, and the Solanaceae, including nightshades, tobacco, etc. Other members of the Solanales include the Montiniaceae, a small group of shrubs and small trees with small,… Continue reading Solanales

Lycium

Belongs within: Solanoideae. Lycium, the boxthorns, is a cosmopolitan genus of often thorny shrubs with small leaves bearing globose berries (Liogier 1995). Characters (from Liogier 1995): Erect or scandent shrubs, usually spiny; leaves fasciculate on short branches, short-petioled, without stipules; blades small, usually narrow, entire; flowers axillary, solitary or fascicled at nodes, often many along… Continue reading Lycium

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Ipomoea

Belongs within: Convolvuloideae. Ipomoea is a cosmopolitan genus of twining herbs, many of which are commonly referred to as morning glories. Notable members include the kumara or sweet potato I. batatas, widely grown for its edible tubers. Water spinach or kangkong I. aquatica is cultivated in Asia as a vegetable green. The beach morning glory… Continue reading Ipomoea

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Datureae

Belongs within: Solanoideae. Datura, the thorn apples or jimson weeds, is a genus of mostly herbaceous plants with spiny fruits. Some species are agriculturally significant due to their high toxicity to livestock. <==DatureaeOB08 |–‘Iochroma’ cardenasianumOB08 |–Brugmansia Persoon 1805OB08, L95 | |–B. aureaOB08 | |–B. × candida Pers. 1805 [=Datura candida (Pers.) Safford 1921; incl. D.… Continue reading Datureae

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Cestrum

Belongs within: Cestroideae. Cestrum is a genus of trees and shrubs found in North and South America. Characters (from Flora of China): Shrubs or trees, glabrous or pubescent with simple or branched hairs. Leaves solitary, simple, petiolate, entire. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, racemose or paniculate, sometimes clustered in leaf axils, often bracteate or bracteolate. Flowers… Continue reading Cestrum

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Solanoideae

Belongs within: Solanaceae.Contains: Hyoscyameae, Lycium, Datureae, Solanum, Physaleae. The Solanoideae is a clade within the Solanaceae characterised by the production of fleshy fruits with flattened seeds containing curved embryos (Olmstead et al. 2008). The derived succulent genus Nolana, sometimes recognised as a separate family from Solanaceae, is shown by molecular analysis to be positioned within… Continue reading Solanoideae

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