(Duke of Argyll's tea-plant; family Solanaceae)
A genus of often spiny shrubs that have entire, clustered or alternate leaves. The flowers have funnel-shaped, 5-lobed corollas, and the stamens inserted at the mouth of the corolla are long and protruding. The fruit is a berry, retained in the calyx. They are much cultivated, and naturalized in Europe and elsewhere. There are about 100 species, occurring in temperate and subtropical areas.
Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.