Solanum diversifolium Schltdl.
Solanum enneodonton Delchev. ex Dunal
Solanum fendleri Van Heurck & Müll.Arg.
Solanum isthmicum Bitter
Solanum ochraceoferrugineum (Dunal) Fernald
Solanum rudepannum is an erect, spiny shrub growing 1 - 3 metres tall.
The fruits are sometimes gathered from the wild and eaten locally. The leaves are used locally for cleaning dishes.
The fruit is used for poisoning rats[
Although providing many well-known foods for people, including the potato, tomato, pepper and aubergine, most plants in the family Solanaceae also contain poisonous alkaloids. Unless there are specific entries with information on edible uses, it would be unwise to ingest any part of this plant[
Northern S. America - Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, through Central America to Mexico.
Common in thickets in Honduras[
]. Prefers clearings such as road verges and fields.
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The green fruits are eaten raw with salt as a relish[
]. Some caution is advised, see notes on toxicity[
]. The hard, green berries are about 2cm in diameter.
The large, flannel-like leaves are often used for cleaning dirty dishes[
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