Solanaceae Adans., Fam. Pl. (Adanson) 2: 215. 1763
Herbs, shrubs or small trees, rarely climbers, often poisonous, sometimes with prickles. Leaves alternate, simple, entire or variously lobed, sometimes pinnate compound, stipules absent. Inflorescence cymose, in panicles, subumbellate or solitary flowers. The flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, rarely zygomorphic, hypogunous. Calyx with 5 united sepals, persistent, sometimes enlarged in fruit. Corolla with 5 united petals, rotate, tubular, funnel-shaped or rarely bilabiate. Stamens 5, all equal or 4 in unequal pairs and fifth rudimentary, epipetalous, inserted lower or higher on the corolla tube, filaments free, anthers bithecous, introrse, dehiscing by apical pores or longitudinal slits. Carpels 2, rarely 3-5, united, ovary superior, bilocular, sometimes divided by false septa, placenta swollen, septum oblique; style 1, ovary seated on nectary. Fruit a capsule or berry; seeds few to many, embryo straight, endosperm present.
Cosmopoliton family with more than 98 genera and 2715 species. Nearly 23 genera and……….species in India, wild or cultivated
Key to the genera in India
Plant Taxonomy 2E By Sharma (2009)- Details
Taxonomy Of Angiosperms By Pandey & Misra (2008)- Details
Solanaceae Fortnight: February 11-24, 2015 : 8 posts by 4 authors.
We are going to have another episode on family Solanaceae from February 11-24, 2015, last one in April 2011. Hope we will be be able to add more taxa to our database and redefine some earlier ones. Please keep your photographs ready for upload during the Fortnight.
I request some expert to volunteer for coordination.
Thanks, … I don’t think anyone better than you on Solanaceae.
So request you to pl. coordinate.
Here are the genera already discussed in efi. ……………….