Taxon: Solanum pyracanthos Lam.

Genus: Solanum
Subgenus: Leptostemonum
Section: Croatianum
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Solaneae
Nomen number: 101464
Place of publication: Tabl. encycl. 2:21. 1794
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 29-Jan-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Aug-2010
Species priority site is: Potato Germplasm Introduction Station (NR6)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F Madag)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar

  • Naturalized


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  • Humbert, J.-H., ed. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores. (F Madag)
  • Levin, R. A. et al. 2006. Phylogenetic relationships among the "spiny solanums" Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum, Solanaceae) Amer. J. Bot. 93:157-169.
  • Symon, D. E. 1981. A revision of the genus Solanum in Australia J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 4:314.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)


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