Solanum americanum (American Black Nightshade) is a species of shrub in the family nightshades. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Mato Grosso Do Sul, Pernambuco, Maranhao, Amazônia, Pampa, Paraná, Rio De Janeiro, Cerrado, RondôNia, Caatinga, Ceará, Pacific Basin excluding Hawaii, Rio Grande Do Norte, Mato Grosso, Alagoas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Piauí, ParaíBa, Bahia, Minas Gerais, SãO Paulo, Sergipe, Pantanal, Mata Atlântica, US Minor Outlying Islands, Santa Catarina, GoiáS, The Contiguous United States, Amapá, Pará, Rio Grande Do Sul, Puerto Rico, Roraima, Acre (Brazil), Espirito Santo, Distrito Federal, and Tocantins. They have simple, broad leaves and berries. Flowers are visited by Dialictus, Flower Flies, Carpenter Bees, and Small Carpenter Bees. Individuals can grow to 1.4 m.
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