Solanum bagamojense Bitter & Dammer
Solanum muha Dammer
Solanum goetzei is an unarmed, perennial plant with stems that become more or less woody; it can grow 1 - 2 metres tall[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Although providing many well-known foods for people, including the potato, tomato, pepper and aubergine, most species in this genus also contain toxic alkaloids. Whilst these alkaloids can make the plant useful in treaing a range of medical conditions, they can also cause problems such as nausea, vomiting, salivation, drowsiness, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, weakness and respiratory depression[
Unless there are specific entries with information on edible uses, it would be unwise to ingest any part of this plant[
Tropical east Africa - Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique.
A hot poultice of pounded leaves is used to reduce swellings and to draw out abscesses[
Seed - sow in trays in a nursery. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on fast. Plant them out when 10cm or more tall.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood. Very easy, the cuttings root within a couple of weeks.
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