Calflora
Taxon  Report   7660    
Solanum rostratum  Dunal
Buffalo berry,  Buffalobur nightshade
Solanum rostratum
© 2016 Jim Moore
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Solanum rostratum
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
Solanum rostratum
© 2001 Larry Blakely
Solanum rostratum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Solanum rostratum
© 2016 Jim Moore
Family: SOLANACEAE  
Genus: Solanum
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Androcera rostrata
PLANTS: Solanum cornutum
More information about  Solanum rostratum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SORO)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 20, 2018).

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