Taxon  Report   7666    
Solanum xanti  A. Gray
Chaparral nightshade,  Nightshade, Purple nightshade
Solanum xanti
© 2006 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Solanum xanti
© 2018 Liz Block
Solanum xanti
© 2017 Ashley Olive
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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Plant Characteristics
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Solanum xanti
© 2016 Chris Leslie
Genus: Solanum
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral

Toxicity: MAJOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Solanum tenuilobatum
ICPN: Solanum xanti var. hoffmannii
ICPN: Solanum xanti var. intermedium
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More information about  Solanum xanti
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).