Flowering plants, nightshades to mistletoe by Robert H. Mohlenbrock

By Robert H. Mohlenbrock

This 6th quantity of dicots comprises 3 orders and 8 households. The orders integrated are Solanales, Campanulales, and Santalales. in the Solanales are the households Solanaceae, Convolvulaceae, Cuscutaceae, and Polemoniaceae. The Campanulales comprise simply the kinfolk Campanulaceae. The Santalales comprise the households Celastraceae, Santalaceae, and Viscaceae. As with every one quantity during this sequence Mohlenbrock encompasses a entire plant description, illustrations exhibiting diagnostic gains, distribution maps, and ecological notes.

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Plants glabrous, pilose, puberulent, viscid, or stellate-pubescent 6 2. Leaves deeply lobed, usually nearly to the midvein; calyx prickly 3 2. Leaves entire to wavy-toothed to coarsely toothed, never lobed nearly to the midvein; calyx without prickles 4 3. Flowers yellow; stem pubescence stellate 1. S. cornutum 3. Flowers violet to purple; stem pubescence of simple hairs 2. S. heterodoxum 4. Stems hirsute, the stellate hairs sessile 3. S. carolinense 4. Stems with short tomentum, the stellate hairs stipitate 5 5.

Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav. Icon. 3:22, pl. 243. 1794. Fig. 4. 5 cm in diameter, subtended for a while by the subpersistent calyx. COMMON NAME: Silvery Horse-nettle. HABITAT: Along railroads. RANGE: Missouri to Kansas, south to Arizona and Texas; Mexico; adventive in eastern North America. ILLINOIS DISTRIBUTION: Known from Adams, Cook, Crawford, St. Clair counties. The silvery horse-nettle is a handsome species with its silvery, stellate-pubescent leaves and stems. There are much fewer prickles on the stem of S.

This species is occasionally grown as an ornamental but rarely escapes. The leaves and inflorescence of the black henbane contain the narcotic hyoscyamin. The flowers bloom from June to August. 5. Apple-of-Peru Annual herb; leaves alternate, coarsely toothed or lobed; flowers perfect, solitary in the axils; calyx deeply 5-parted, becoming enlarged and bladdery in fruit; corolla campanulate, the rim nearly entire; stamens 5, free, attached to the corolla; pistil 1, the ovary superior, 3- to 5-locular; berry rather dry, enclosed by the calyx.

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