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   Solanum seaforthianum (vine, climber)  français     
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    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.
    Occurs in:
    natural forests, ruderal/disturbed
    Geographical range
    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

ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland