Taxon  Report   7666 
Solanum xanti  A. Gray
Chaparral nightshade,  Nightshade, Purple nightshade
Solanum xanti
© 2003 Guy Bruyea
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Solanum xanti
© 2010 Steven Thorsted
Solanum xanti
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Solanum xanti, a dicot, is a perennial herb or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Solanum xanti
© 2006 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Genus: Solanum
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Solanum tenuilobatum
ICPN: Solanum xanti var. hoffmannii
ICPN: Solanum xanti var. intermedium
ICPN: Solanum xanti var. montanum
ICPN: Solanum xanti var. obispoense
ICPN: Solanum xanti var. xanti
More information about  Solanum xanti
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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:   (Accessed: Aug 20, 2018).

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