Identifying Characteristics of the Family Solanaceae - QS Study
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Here point out identifying characteristics of the family Solanaceae:

i) Plant: Usually shrub or herb

ii) Leaf: Simple and stipule-less.

iii) Calyx: 5 sepals united and persistant.

iv) Corolla: Usually whorled or funnel shaped

v) Androecium: Stamens epipetalous and arranged alternately with petals.

vi) Placentation: Axile, arranged obliquely with mother-axis.

vii) Fruit: Usually berry, rarely capsule.

Example: Solanum melongena.