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Common name

English: Earleaf nightshade

German: Wollblütiger Nachtschatten

Portuguese: Cuvitinga, Fona-de-porca

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2633)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2537)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2145)

      Order: Solanales (96)

        Family: Solanaceae (50)(family description)

          Genus: Solanum (25)

            Epithet: mauritianum Scop. (2)

Synonyms: Solanum auriculatum Ait., Solanum tabacifolium Vell.

auriculatum => ear-shaped

mauritianum => either referring to Mauritius (e.g. Nesocodon), or Mauretania (e.g. Malva), for Solanum uncertain

tabacifolium => having leaves similar to tabacco, Nicotiana tabacum

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: blue

External links

Check for Solanum mauritianum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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