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American Black Nightshade

Solanum americanum Mill.

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Solanum americanum (American Black Nightshade) is a species of shrub in the family nightshades. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Amapá, Paraná, Rio Grande Do Norte, US Minor Outlying Islands, Mato Grosso Do Sul, Amazônia, ParaíBa, Pampa, SãO Paulo, Bahia, Mato Grosso, Roraima, Tocantins, Pacific Basin excluding Hawaii, Santa Catarina, Pernambuco, Maranhao, Mata Atlântica, The Contiguous United States, Distrito Federal, Rio Grande Do Sul, Pantanal, Puerto Rico, Rio De Janeiro, Alagoas, Caatinga, Minas Gerais, Piauí, GoiáS, Acre (Brazil), U.S. Virgin Islands, Ceará, RondôNia, Espirito Santo, Pará, Cerrado, and Sergipe. They have simple, broad leaves and berries. Flowers are visited by Flower Flies, Carpenter Bees, and Small Carpenter Bees. Individuals can grow to 1.4 m.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of American black nightshade. View this species on GBIF