Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
mauritianum
NOTES

A shrub or small tree which is covered with a whitish felt. The large leaves are darker above than below and have a strong smell when crushed. A declared weed from South America.


AUTHORITY
Scop.
Sub Author
Conservation
Invader Category 1
Habit
Shrub/tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Purple flowers borne in terminal corymbs. Berries yellow and velvety
Colour: Purple
Common Name
Bugweed
Bug berry
Bug tree
Luisboom
Luisbos
Groot bitterappel
Exotic
Habitat
NOTES: Common along the roads particularly in the Woodlands area
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Used as emetics
Gynaecological treatments
Used for menstrual problems. Used for various other ailments in Mauritius and Madagascar
Toxicity
Unripe fruits are poisonous, hairs on stems and leaves can cause respiratory problems and irritate the skin. Suspected of causing animal poisoning
Months
May
June
July
Synonyms for Species
Solanum auriculatum



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