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Solanum bahamense L.
Bahama nightshade

Solanum bahamense
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Solanaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern Florida and the West Indies.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Solanum bahamense has been found in the following 34 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Native
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Native, Cultivated Only
Attwood Addition, Indian Key Historic State Park Present Native
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Reported
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Greynolds Park Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
Indian Key Historic State Park Assumed to be Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Little Hamaca Park Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Native
Red Reef Park Present Native
Spanish River Park Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Torchwood Hammock Preserve Present Native
Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native

Solanum bahamense has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Solanum bahamense has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland
Maritime Hammock
Rockland Hammock

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Solanum bahamense
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Solanum bahamense
Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2015
Monroe County Keys, Florida, USA
Solanum bahamense
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Solanum bahamense
Copyright by: Shirley Denton