Potato or Nightshade family
FORM herbs colorless juice and twining plants, shrubs, and trees.
Species 2000 in our area 47 (Gray); 42 (B&B)43
Distribution tropics and warm temperate
Flowers Trumpet-shapes, solitary or in cymes
#Parts 5 petals united at the base and flaring into a bell shaped corolla. 5 stamens calyx 3-6 lobes, 5 lobed corolla
Leaves alternate and simple
Cultivated species include potato, tomato, egg-plant, green and red peppers, and tobacco.