- Meaning: The Solanum family (the name refers to the narcotic properties of some species)
- Pronunciation: so-lan-AY-see-ee
- Alternative Pronunciation: so-lan-AY-see-eye
The Solanaceae family includes the genus Solanum. This genus includes the potato (S. tuberosum). "Potato family" is the common name of the Solanaceae family. Some refer to the Solanaceae family as the tomato (S. lycopersicum) family or the eggplant or aubergine (S. melongena) family.
- Solanaceae Source - Taxonomy monograph of all species in the genus Solanum.
- The Solanaceae Network with many pictures of plants
- Solanaceae in USDA Plants Database.