Wild relatives of potato or less known representatives of the nightshade family (Solanaceae Juss.)

Magdalena Kubiak , Anna Kuczyńska , Joanna Gołębiewska , Monika Lipińska

Abstract

Nightshade family (Solanaceae Juss.) is represented in the domestic flora by both native species and of the foreign origin, including invasive. Characteristic feature of many taxa of the nightshade family is the presence of different kinds of active substances from the group of alkaloids (nicotine, atropine, scopolamine), responsible for their toxic properties. Not many people are aware that it embraces vegetables (e.g., potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant) as well as stimulants (e.g., tobacco) and poisonous plants. From the last group noteworthy polish species are: bittersweet nightshade, henbane and deadly nightshade. Solanaceae for centuries have been used in folk medicine in many regions of the world, and the substances contained in them were also used in many sectors of conventional medicine. They were also bound with many folk beliefs.
Author Magdalena Kubiak
Magdalena Kubiak,,
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, Anna Kuczyńska (FB / DPTNC)
Anna Kuczyńska,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
, Joanna Gołębiewska (FB / DPTNC)
Joanna Gołębiewska,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
, Monika Lipińska (FB / DPTNC)
Monika Lipińska,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
Journal seriesEdukacja Biologiczna i Środowiskowa, ISSN 1643-8779, (B 8 pkt)
Issue year2017
No1 (62)
Pages33-38
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishnightshade (Solanaceae), flora of Poland, poisonous plants, protected plants, alkaloids
DOIDOI:10.24131/3247.170105
URL http://ebis.ibe.edu.pl/numery/2017-1/ebis-2017-1-5.swf
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Other open licence; with publication
Score (nominal)8
ScoreMinisterial score = 8.0, 15-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 8.0, 15-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
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