Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Solanum
Family: Solanaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
sisymbriifolium
NOTES

A much-branched, very thorny small shrub. All parts are covered with sticky glandular hairs and bright orange-red spines. The leaves are dull green and deeply lobed and toothed. A declared weed from South America. The plant is often used as a trap crop to protect potatoes from nematodes


AUTHORITY
Lam.
Sub Author
Conservation
Exotic
Habit
Shrub
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Flowers are light purple. Fruits are shiny berries which turn bright red. The calyx is armed with prickles
Colour: Purple
Common Name
Dense thorned bitter apple
Wildetamatie
Doringtamatie
Exotic
Habitat
NOTES: Occurs in disturbed areas and along the roadsides
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Other uses
The plant is often used as a trap crop to protect potatoes from nematodes
Food
Ripe fruit is said to b edible
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Solanum balbisii
Solanum bipinnatifidum
Solanum brancaefolium
Solanum decurrens
Solanum edule
Solanum formosum
Solanum inflatum
Solanum rogersii
Solanum sabeanum
Solanum subviscidum
Solanum thouinii
Solanum viscidum
Solanum viscosum
Solanum xanthacanthum



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