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American Black Nightshade

Solanum americanum Mill.

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Solanum americanum (American Black Nightshade) is a species of shrub in the family nightshades. It has a self-supporting growth form. It is native to U.S. Virgin Islands, Pacific Basin excluding Hawaii, the contiguous United States, US Minor Outlying Islands, Puerto Rico, Ceará, Pampa, Minas Gerais, Pará, Cerrado, Roraima, São Paulo, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Norte, Amazônia, Espirito Santo, Mata Atlântica, Paraíba, Mato Grosso, Amazônia, Rondônia, Caatinga, Bahia, Distrito Federal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná, Maranhao, Amapá, Piauí, Rio Grande do Sul, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Acre (Brazil), Pantanal, Rio de Janeiro, Sergipe, Tocantins, and Goiás. American Black Nightshade has simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Xylocopa darwini Cockerell 1926. American Black Nightshade is a photoautotroph. Individuals can grow to 1.4 m.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of American black nightshade. View this species on GBIF