Taxon: Solanum pseudocapsicum L.

Genus: Solanum
  Subgenus: Minon
Family: Solanaceae
  Subfamily: Solanoideae
      Tribe: Solaneae
Nomen number: 101308
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:184. 1753
Name Verified on: 02-Apr-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Jan-2006
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 21 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; J Adel BG 4:97. 1981; F Neotrop 84:68. 2002)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Kellerman et al.; Lampe & McCann; Connor)
  • Weed: (fide Atlas WWeed; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi, - Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Michoacan, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Puebla, - Queretaro, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Goias, - Mato Grosso, - Minas Gerais, - Parana, - Rio de Janeiro, - Rio Grande do Sul, - Santa Catarina, - Sao Paulo, - Federal District
    • Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago
    • Mesoamerica: Guatemala
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Cordoba, - Buenos Aires, - Catamarca, - Corrientes, - Entre Rios, - Formosa, - Jujuy, - La Rioja, - Misiones, - Salta, - Tucuman; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Southern Africa: Lesotho; South Africa
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • : South America

  • Cultivated:

    . a glabrous form is most commonly cult.


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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image