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106. Solanaceae.—Nightshade Family.

Botanical name:

Herbs or, rarely, shrubs, with rank-scented, often poisonous, foliage, and colorless juice. Leaves alternate. Stamens five, equal, inserted on the corolla. Fruit a capsule or berry. This order owes its poisonous qualities to the presence of alkaloids such as atropine.

A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.

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