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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Solanum torvum   FAMILY Solanaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solanum torvum   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Solanum torvum

 

COMMON NAME:
Turkeyberry


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Solanum torvum   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solanum torvum   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Solanum torvum

 

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4161

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Andro-monoecious [having bisexual and staminate flowers on the same plant]

Non-native: West Indies

Habitat: Disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Sparingly armed

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate or opposite
Leaves have petioles.
Densely pubescent overall with grayish stellate hairs

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual & staminate
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed synsepalous calyx
5-parted rotate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow
Berry

 

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