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Solanum bahamense var. bahamense

Solanum bahamense L. var. bahamense

Bahama Horse-nettle, Bahama Nightshade, Cankerberry, Erubia

Solanaceae (Potato family)

Synonym(s): Solanum drymophilum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Distribution: Listed as endangered in the United States.
Native Habitat: Coastal dunes and hammocks.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany

Additional resources

USDA: Find Solanum bahamense var. bahamense in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Solanum bahamense var. bahamense in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Solanum bahamense var. bahamense


Record Modified: 2020-12-10
Research By: CBR

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