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Solanum capsicoides All.
Cankerberry, Soda-apple, Cockroachberry

Solanum capsicoides

Family: Solanaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

Other data on Solanum capsicoides available from :

Solanum capsicoides has been found in the following 8 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Coconut Creek Maple Swamp Natural Area Recorded as Present in Error
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Lake Okeechobee Marshes Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Secret Woods Nature Center Present Native

Solanum capsicoides has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Solanum capsicoides has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Alluvial Forest
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Prairie Hammock
Strand Swamp

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Solanum capsicoides