Solanaceae Source

A global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family

Phylogeny of Solanaceae

Several other angiosperm families once thought to be related to the Solanaceae are now considered part of it. These families include:

  • Nolanaceae (Nolana);
  • Goetzeaceae (Goetzea, Henoonia, Espadaea, Coeloneurum);
  • Duckeodendraceae (Duckeodendron);
  • Sclerophylacaceae (Sclerophylax).

Advances in the understanding of the phylogeny and relationships of the family have largely come through the use of molecular markers. These studies have highlighted some surprising relationships that are quite different from those traditionally accepted by past taxonomists.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith