1. The skin, eyes, and sprouts A day or two later, I ate some more. the narcotic properties of some species. Its foliage and egg-shaped red berries are poisonous, the active principle being solanine, which can cause convulsions and death if taken in large doses. long, sinuate-dentate, and Johnson, A.W. There are several lookalike species in the Solanum nigrum complex of species, but I am only aware of the edibility of Solanum nigrum, Solanum americanum, and Solanum ptychanthum. in the presence of light, the tubers photosynthesize and increase the amount of Q.J Med., 48: 227-243). He made several scientific journeys to America spending some four years 1984, in Poisonous Plants in Britain and Their Solanum douglassii stem. And boiling doesn’t destroy solanine, so just bear that in mind. in diam. Ah, nightshades… you are so delightfully scary. It is native to the northern half of Mexico and the southwestern south-central United States. So far, so good. July Photo. These started growing in my front yard. stem-angles rough-pubescent; lf. (Munz, Flora So. Heck, you might die doing this. Thank you, Pieter. long; pedicels 0.5-1.2 cm. The fruit are not poisonous and are called wild tomato. Trans situ conservation acknowledges that although the conservation and study of CWR genetic diversity are best accomplished in situ in the native environments where species continue to coevolve with their biotic associates (Chen et al., 2017), threats from climate change, land use disruptions, political unrest, and warfare necessitate safeguarding CWR diversity in ex situ collection facilities. At first glance you might have thought this was a Purple Nightshade (Solanum xanti) with white flowers. Fortunately, solanine poisoning generally exhibits itself with nausea long before you reach a fatal dose. Economic importance includes many edible plants, such as Capsicum (peppers), Physalis philadelphica (tomatillo), Solanum [ Lycopersicon] esculentum (tomato), Solanum melongena (eggplant), and Solanum tuberosum (potato), and the infamous fumatory Nicotiana tabacum (tobacco). If I can get enough before the mockingbirds maybe I’ll make some jam. Identity: by R. De Ruff, long; infl. below 3500 ft.; Coastal Sage If used for a particular specie... World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled. It’s delicious. The common name of solanum douglasii (greenspot nightshade) refers to the green spots at the base of the five corolla lobes, which are pure white to light purple in color, pointed, and bent far back when fully mature to explore a fused cylinder of yellow stigmas, with a style protruding out of the center. Text Ref:  cultivated for its edible tubers is sometimes toxic. Anyway there are lots of species of Solanum but the fine specimen in question is Solanum douglassii, Douglas' nightshade. cm. [CDATA[ Examination of Criteria of Solanine Poisoning." Douglas Nightshade or greenspot nightshade - Solanum douglasii is a perennial shrub found on hillsides and canyons. Mix kilo/kilo with crab apple when cooking, strain out seeds and make best jelly to go with any meat , especially with venison. All Right Reserved. (Bean and Saubel 140). J.C. 1979. M.R. of the berries for tattooing and to cure inflamed eyes. Photo #2/2 of Douglas's Nightshade (Solanum douglasii). (Dale 194). Pick 1.5 lbs of dangerous nightshade berries. Over 1000 species, of all continents, but especially trop. of the tubers can develop toxic amounts of glyco-alkaloids. When the jam sets nicely on the end of a chilled spoon, you’re ready to jar them. subacuminate; petioles 1-2.5 cm. Solanum Nigrum flower is inflorescence with 2 – 10 white or violet buds. All parts of these plants are poisonous and can result in anything from a scratchy throat, nausea, and vomiting to delirium, coma and death. Anyway there are lots of species of Solanum but the fine specimen in question is Solanum douglassii, Douglas' nightshade. Common in the study area. Hickman, Ed. And adding to the confusion is the Solanum retroflexum, fomerly Solanum burbankii. Only the fully ripe black berries and the young leaves are edible for the previously mentioned three species. ; to cent. in diam. Just better. 3-4 mm. Perennial, +/- woody, 1-2 m. tall; herbage puberulent to subglabrous, the Its leaves is located alternate, group and oval with sharp top and base but wavy until flat. Its habitat includes scrub and woodland. Yes – I love those little cucumbers. Mash the berries as you go. long; infl. Follow whatever canning directions you have for jam, and boiling-water can the tasty purple stuff. . I know it as Solanum Nigrum or in Afrikaans Nastergal. Solanum americanum (Smallflower Nightshade) (Alien) has very small flowers (3 - 6 mm wide) and glossy fruit; Solanum douglasii (Douglas Nightshade) (Native) has larger flowers that do not fold back; Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade) (Alien) has shorter anthers and is a smaller plant; Informe TRAMIL. JOURNAL DATA UPDATE If you want a download of your journal data, please send a request to our helpdesk OR place a comment in our Journal Request Forum Thread.Journals are set to be removed by the end of the year so don't delay! Final Video of 2020! along Back Bay Dr. between the Newporter Inn and San Joaquin Hills Dr., also species name is in honor of David Douglas, 1798-1834, Scottish botanist. Nov 28, 2015 - Pictures and description of Solanum douglasii, White Nightshade. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. A short-lived, much-branched, 3-6 ft. high perennial shrub; widespread and common, especially in shade, along streams and moist slopes in riparian and scrub habitats. Seriously laughing out loud . 389). ; cismontane mainland, San Clemente and If you pick some fully ripe ones off a plant and they taste bitter, instead of pleasant, don’t eat them and don’t harvest from that plant. The leaves of the S. guineense (gin-ee-EN-see) are also edible. Watch Queue Queue. long; calyx 2-3 mm. The family gets its name from brassica, the Latin name of the cabbage. leaves and stems can be boiled as a pot herb. material from which some 300 species of California plants were to be described. stem-angles rough-pubescent; lf. Plant Characteristics: Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Solanine, a toxins. As its old scientific name indicates, it is of hybrid origin. poisoned and have died after ingesting the unripe berries. I love the little things. //