Taxon: Latua pubiflora (Griseb.) Baill.

Genus: Latua
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Nomen number: 432042
Place of publication: Hist. pl. 9:334. 1888
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 11-Mar-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Mar-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: fish (fide F ChileReiche)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Social: hallucinogen (fide Biol Solan)
  • Social: psychoactive (fide Biol Solan)
  • Social: religious/secular (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Chile Los Lagos

  • Cultivated


  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Hawkes, J. G. et al., eds. The biology and taxonomy of the Solanacae. 1979 (Biol Solan) 72.
  • Marticorena, C. & M. Quezada Catálogo de la flora vascular de Chile. (L Chile)
  • Reiche, K. F. Flora de Chile. 1896-1911 (F ChileReiche)


Check other web resources for Latua pubiflora (Griseb.) Baill. :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.