The Nightshade family, containing 95 genera and 2500 species of plants. Many of these plants are well-known, some of which are weeds, some of which are cultivated for food, and still others for flowers and as ornamentals.

Nightshade plants are generally poisonous; although many of these plants provide vegetables edible by humans, they contain a toxic alkaloid that will kill domestic animals. Don't feed your dog eggplant.

Domain Eucarya
Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta (formerly Phylum Tracheophyta)
Class Magnoliopsida (formerly Class Angiospermae)
Subclass Asteridae (formerly Subclass Dicotyledonae)
Order Solanales
Family Solanaceae

Subfamily Cestroideae:

Subfamily Nolanoidieae:

Subfamily Sclerophylacoideae:

Subfamily Solanoideae:

University of Connecticut Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Conservatory at

Lycaeum Entheogen Database

Description Language for Taxonomy (DELTA) at

Subfamily and tribal associations came primarily from

The Conservation of Genetic Resources of the Solanaceae
Gerard W.M. Barendse and Gerard M. van der Weerden
The Botanical Garden of Nijmegen

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