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Taxon: Solanum aethiopicum L.

 
Genus: Solanum
Subgenus: Leptostemonum
Section: Melongena
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Solaneae
Nomen number: 100448
Place of publication: Cent. pl. II:10. 1756 (Amoen. acad. 4:307. 1759)
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/36017975
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 22-Nov-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Nov-2018
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 99 (67 active, 67 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Solan BS 433-434. 1986); vegetable (fide Solan BS 433-434. 1986)
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated

    Africa
    • Africa


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Collonnier, C. et al. 2001. Applications of biotechnology in eggplant Pl. Cell Tissue Organ Cult. 65:91-107.
  4. Daunay, M. C. et al. 1993. Production and characterization of fertile somatic hybrids of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) with Solanum aethiopicum L. Theor. Appl. Genet. 85:841-850.
  5. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  7. Hawkes, J. G. et al., eds. Solanaceae III: taxonomy, chemistry, evolution. 1991 (Solan III) 397.
  8. Hepper, F. N. & P.-M. L. Jaeger 1985. The typification of six Linnaean names in Solanum Kew Bull. 40:387-391.
  9. Humbert, J.-H., ed. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores. (F Madag)
  10. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  11. Lester, R. N. 1986. Taxonomy of scarlet eggplant, Solanum aethiopicum L. Acta Hort. 182:125-132.
  12. Lester, R. N. & L. Niakan 1986. Origin and domestication of the scarlet eggplant, Solanum aethiopicum, from S. anguivi in Africa (Solan Biol Syst) 433-456.
  13. Levin, R. A. et al. 2006. Phylogenetic relationships among the "spiny solanums" Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum, Solanaceae) Amer. J. Bot. 93:157-169.
  14. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  15. Mutlu, N. et al. 2008. Development of SRAP, SRAP-RGA, RAPD and SCAR markers linked with a Fusarium wilt resistance gene in eggplant Theor. Appl. Genet. 117:1303-1312.
  16. PBI Solanum Project Solanaceae source: a global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family (on-line resource). (Solanaceae Source)
  17. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  18. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  19. Rotino, G. L. et al. 2005. Current status in production and utilization of dihaploids from somatic hybrids between eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) and its wild relatives Acta Physiol. Pl. 27:723-733.
  20. Weese, T. L. & L. Bohs 2010. Eggplant origins: out of Africa, into the Orient (Taxon) 59:49-56.

Check other web resources for Solanum aethiopicum L. :

  • Solanaceae Source: A global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=100448. Accessed 14 November 2018.