EPPO Global Database

Solanum mammosum(SOLMM)

Code created in: 2002-02-23

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: SOLMM
  • Preferred name: Solanum mammosum
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Central America, Caribbean, South America (northern). Cultivated for its ornamental fruits, said to be used also as a cockroach poison. Introduced in Indochina (Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam), Malesia (Malaya, Java, Philippines), China (including Taiwan), a few countries in central and southern Africa, Australia (Queensland)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Common names
Name Language
nipple fruit English
nipple-fruit nightshade English
mamelle de vache French
morelle à fruits mammiformes French
pomme téton French
chichimora Spanish
chichita Spanish
pichichio Spanish (MX)
teticas Spanish
fruto-de-mamilos Portuguese