Taxon: Solanum rostratum Dunal

Genus: Solanum
  Subgenus: Leptostemonum
    Section: Crinitum
Family: Solanaceae
  Subfamily: Solanoideae
      Tribe: Solaneae
Nomen number: 101426
Place of publication: Hist. nat. Solanum 234, t. 24. 1813
Name Verified on: 13-Nov-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Econ Pl Aust; J Adel BG 4:110. 1981; Ann Mo BG 61:858. 1974)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Iowa, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - North Dakota, - Oklahoma, - South Dakota
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Montana, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Arkansas

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd. elsewhere


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Check other web resources for Solanum rostratum Dunal :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image