SOLANACEAE - Potato Family

Herbs or shrubs with regular bell-shaped 5-lobed corollas and attached stamens. A large family including many edible (and poisonous!) species.

In Cyprus the 8 genera are represented by 12 species.


• Datura innoxia

Datura stramonium - Thorn Apple

• Lycium ferocissimum

Lycium schweinfurthii

• Hyoscyamus albus - White Henbane

• Hyoscyamus aureus - Yellow Henbane

Mandragora officinalis - Mandrake

Nicotinia glauca - Shrub Tobacco

Physalis angulata - Winter Cherry

Solanum nigrum - Black Nightshade

Solanum villosum - Hairy Nightshade

Withania sommifera - Withania