Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Solanum seaforthianum Andr.
Common names: Brazilian nightshade, (English), liane pomme de terre (French), liane pomme Édouard (French), petite liane patate (French)
Organism type: vine, climber
Solanum seaforthianum is considered a weed in the tropics. It is common in disturbed environments and can form dense, impenetrable stands. Solanum seaforthianum is regarded as a serious threat to the productivity and sustainability of pastures. In addition to economic impacts, it may compete with native species.
natural forests, ruderal/disturbed
Native range: Native to Florida, West Indies and from Mexico to South America through Brazil.
Known introduced range: Introduced as an ornamental plant and naturalized in many tropical areas (Wagner et al., 1999).
Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Last Modified: Friday, 14 March 2008