Superkingdom Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta (formerly Phylum Tracheophyta)
Class Magnoliopsida (formerly Class Angiospermae)
Subclass Asteridae (formerly Subclass Dicotyledonae)
Order Solanales
Family Solanaceae
Subfamily Solanoideae
Tribe Solanea
Genus Solanum

Sources appear at the end of the Solanaceae writeup.

So*la"num (?), n. [L., nightshade.] Bot.

A genus of plants comprehending the potato (S. tuberosum), the eggplant (S. melongena), and several hundred other species; nightshade.


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