Taxon: Solandra maxima (Sesse & Moc.) P. S. Green

Genus: Solandra
Family: Solanaceae
  Subfamily: Solanoideae
Nomen number: 447773
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. 176: t. 506. 1967
Name Verified on: 24-Dec-2013 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Dec-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F Veracruz)
  • Human food: fruit (fide F Veracruz)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guerrero, - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Oaxaca, - Puebla, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Western South America: Ecuador

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd.


    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. 1978- (F Veracruz)
  • George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. 1980- (F Aust)
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  • Sarmiento, O. F. & R. A. B. Boettler 2011. El género Solandra Sw. (Solanaceae) en Mesoamerica (Lacandonia) 5:60-64.
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). 2001 (F Nicaragua)
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i. 1990 (F Hawaii)


Check other web resources for Solandra maxima (Sesse & Moc.) P. S. Green :

  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • 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.