Solanum seaforthianum Andrews, Bot. Repos. 8: pl. 504 pl. 504 1808. (Syn: Solanum cyrrhosum Dunal; Solanum kerrii Bonati; Solanum prunifolium Roem. & Schult.; Solanum salignum Roem. & Schult.; Solanum seaforthianum var. disjunctum O.E. Schulz; Solanum venustum Kunth;
Florida to Caribbean, Mexico to Venezuela, Brazil (Fernando de Noronha): Belize, Brazil Northeast, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.; Introduced into: Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Cyprus, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Ghana, Guyana, Hawaii, India, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Queensland, Réunion, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe as per POWO;
Brazilian Nightshade, St. Vincent Lilac, Glycine, Italian Jasmine, Potato Creeper, Vining solanum;


Solanaceae Week:Solanum seaforthianum Pune. :
Solanum seaforthianum
A climber with a different shape of the leaf.


Solanum seaforthianum:
Found the plant really eye-catching, on the end of a vacant land in the outskirts of Bangalore. There seem to have been a few discussion on it already, some of which I have copied here but thought I would share the photos anyway 🙂

Solanum seaforthianum at Muthodi- 06022014- PKA-Feb-13 : Attachments (4). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Seen this Solanaceae Climber at Muthodi (Bhadra WLS, Karnataka).
Bot. name: Solanum seaforthianum
Thanks to … for ID…
Date/Time: 30-01-2014 / 10:20AM

Yes the flowers look very beautiful.
Its a climber I suppose


Solanaceae fortnight SN 04 : 1 post by 1 author.
Solanum seaforthianum Andrews, wild climber from Bangalore and Nilgiri area

nice but color balance off? and I thought I was the only one on this earth that often forgets to change the color balance in these digital slr’s


Solanaceae Fortnight :Solanum seaforthianum at Karnataka: PKA-FEB18/18 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Solanum seaforthianum
(Solanaceae Climber) at Chikmagalur, Karnataka.

Solanum seaforthianum
Growing wild in Punean escape??

unique leaflets? or is it the angle of photography? nice overall

KHWS 12a : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location: Kalsubai_harishchandragarh Wildlife sanctuary

Seems Solanum seaforthianum (Brazilian Nightshade) to me


27082017BHAR2- 2 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)- 2 MB each.
Found in Yelagiri hills.

It looks like Solanum seaforthianum– if it is a climber and with compound leaves

If it is a climber check for Solanum seaforthianum



request for id Solanum: 2 high resolution images.
attaching images of Solanum, please check. captured at Rishikesh UK

Solanum seaforthianum



Validation of ID: 4 images.
Kindly validate the identification of plant (Solanum seaforthianum)
Date/Time- 4 JAN 2022
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS- Agara Lake, HSR layout, Bengaluru. 12°55’28.0″N 77°38’50.6″E
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild growth in Urban area
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Shrub
Height/Length- 1 m
Leaves – Without spines. Terminal leaflet (or lobe) is largest with three lobes.
My guess —Solanum seaforthianum 

Yes !

Yes from me too. I have seen this in Lalbagh.

What I have seen is a climber in Lalbagh: climbing up to almost 10 ft. Recheck the habit pl.

The plant was single without any support. It was broken. Photo attached.
1 image

Recently I saw  Solanum seaforthianum .  
The habit is as you have mentioned a climber.
(My earlier observation was based on isolated plant looking like a shrub as it was not having any support.)
The recent observation is given below.
Date/Time- 10 AUG 2022
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS- 31st Main, Sector 1, Bengaluru. 12°54’58.9″N 77°39’15.1″E
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild growth in Urban area
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Climber
Height/Length- 3 m
Leaves – Without spines. Terminal leaflet (or lobe) is largest with three lobes.
My identification —Solanum seaforthianum
1 image.


Solanaceae: Solanum seaforthianum Andrews: 1 high res. image.
location/date: University of Agricultural Sciences campus, Bangalore, July 1997




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