Solanum argillicolum Dunal
Solanum litocladum Dunal
Solanum salsum Kuntze,
Solanum salzmannianum Schltdl.
Solanium agrarium is a shrub growing up to 50cm tall with stems that are much branched and sprawling[
The leaves are sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use. There are conflicting reports on the edibility of the fruits.
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 - north-eastern Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela; Caribbean - Dutch West Indies.
Weedy in usually dry, open soil of roadsides, waste places, cultivated land, thickets and pastures in areas with long and pronounced dry seasons[
A plant of mainly lowland tropical areas, though it can also be found at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
]. It grows in areas with a distinct dry season[
Probably prefers calcareous or clayey habitats but it is also reported on sandstone and sandy soil as well as in salty soils[
Plants can flower and fruit all year round[
Closely related to, and very similar to, Solanum stenandrum[
]. The black, globose fruits are 20 - 25mm in diameter[
]. Reports of the fruits edibility might be in error[
A decoction of the leaves is used in the treatment of gonorrhoea[
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