It belongs to the solanum family, and is only worth cultivating as a curiosity.
The seeds also are hairy; and the berry is wrinkled, and not of so firm a texture as in solanum.
And when I find, to my sorrow, that potatoes have hearts I shall think of solanum.
There are several species, all of which were formerly included in the genus solanum.
solanum molengena—the egg-shaped fruit of which is a favorite vegetable all over India.
Olea europæa, Oryza sativa, solanum tuberosum, Vitis vinifera.
The fruits of the horse nettle (solanum carolinense) were also eaten.
Leaves of solanum jasminoides, the petiole adapted for climbing.
In 1580 they sent it home, and there is evidence that by 1580 the solanum tuberosum had been planted in North America.
Cases of this kind occurring in Melastoma and solanum have been put on record by M. Alph.