EPPO Global Database

Solanum mauritianum(SOLMR)

Code created in: 2002-07-22

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: SOLMR
  • Preferred name: Solanum mauritianum
  • Authority: Scopoli


South America (Peru, Brazil to Argentina).  A weed in many tropical and subtropical countries. Introduced in Macaronesia, Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Indochina, Malesia, some countries of western and eastern Africa, southern Africa (from Angola and Mozambique to South Africa), Mascarene islands (including Mauritius for which it is named), USA (western, Florida), Australia, New Zealand

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Solanum auriculatum Aiton
Solanum tabacifolium Vellozo

Common names
Name Language
bug tree English (SO)
flannel weed English
kerosene weed English
tobacco weed English
woolly nightshade English
wollblütiger Nachtschatten German
bois de tabac marron French
bringellier marron French
tabaquillo Spanish
morella delle isole Mauritius Italian
cuvitinga Portuguese
fumeiro Portuguese
fumo-bravo Portuguese
паслён маврикийский Russian
groot bitterappel Afrikaans
luisboom Afrikaans