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Solanaceae
The Potato Family
Plantae Angiosperms Eudicots Asterids Solanales
This is a large Family with around 2000-3000 species in 90 different genera, found in most temperate and tropical regions, with a large number coming from Australia and Central and South America. It is a family mainly of herbs, with a few shrubs and trees, and contains many of our most well-known food plants, including Potatoes, Tomatoes, Aubergines and Peppers. It also contains many popular garden ornamental plants, including Petunias, Browallia and Salpiglossis. There are several poisonous species, including Deadly Nightshade (Atropa belladonna), Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) and Thorn Apple (Datura stramonium), and the family also contains the important economic plant, Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), which contains the highly toxic alkaloid nicotine.

Regular flowers with five petals
Alternate leaves
Five stamens attached to the corolla tube
Superior ovary containing many yellowish disc-shaped seeds

Many parts of many members of this Plant Family are POISONOUS

The most important species of this family for the global diet is the potato or Solanum tuberosum, whose carbohydrate-rich tubers have been a staple food in many times and places, and which is one of the most grown crops today. In many genera, the fruits are the desirable item, for example, tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplants, uchuva, and peppers.

The family is also informally known as the nightshade- or potato family. The family includes Datura (Jimson weed), Mandragora (mandrake), belladonna (deadly nightshade), Capsicum (paprika, chili pepper), Solanum (potato, tomato, aubergine or eggplant), Nicotiana (tobacco), and Petunia (petunia). With the exception of tobacco (Nicotianoideae) and petunia (Petunioideae) most of the economically-important genera are contained in the sub-family Solanoideae.

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Subfamilies:
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Browallioideae
Goetzeoideae
Nicotianoideae
Petunioideae
Schizanthoideae
Schwenckioideae
Solanoideae

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The Family Solanaceae
belongs to the Order of Solanales


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Solanaceae
Nightshade Family
Solanales
Solanales
Nightshade Order
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus



Number of Species: 3000
Number of Genera: 90


Brugmansia Genus
Capsicum Genus
Datura Genus
Hyoscyamus Genus
Lycium Genus
Lycopersicon Genus
Mandragora Genus
Nicandra Genus
Nicotiana Genus
Petunia Genus
Physalis Genus
Solanum Genus

Number of Species per Genus  

Acnistus

Alona

Anisodus

Anthocercis

Atropa

Atropanthe

Browallia

Brugmansia

Brunfelsia

Calibrachoa

Capsicum

Cestrum

Chamaesaracha

Combera

Crenidium

Cuatresia

Cyphanthera

Cyphomandra

Datura

Duboisia

Exodeconus

Fabiana

Hyoscyamus

Iochroma

Jaltomata

Juanulloa

Latua

Leucophysalis

Lycianthes

Lycium

Lycopersicon

Mandragora

Mellissia

Methysticodendron

Nicandra

Nicotiana

Nierembergia

Nolana

Petunia

Physalis

Physochlaina

Plowmania

Przewalskia

Quincula

Salpichroa

Salpiglossis

Saracha

Schizanthus

Schwenckia

Scopolia

Sessea

Solandra

Solanum

Streptosolen

Trechonaetes

Trianaea

Vestia

Withania

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