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Taxon: Solanum candidum Lindl.

Genus: Solanum
Subgenus: Leptostemonum
Section: Lasiocarpa
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Solaneae
Nomen number: 100896
Place of publication: Edwards's Bot. Reg. 25: misc. 73. 1839
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Nov-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Feb-2017
Species priority site is: Potato Germplasm Introduction Station (NR6)
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chihuahua, Sinaloa]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, México, Michoacán de Ocampo, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador, [Carchi, Guayas, Napo, Imbabura] Peru [Amazonas]


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  3. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
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  6. Heiser, C. B. 1987. Origins of Solanum lasiocarpum and S. repandum Amer. J. Bot. 74:1045-1048.
  7. Heiser, C. B., Jr. 1972. The relationships of the naranjilla, Solanum quitoense (Biotropica) 4:77-84.
  8. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  9. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  10. Levin, R. A. et al. 2006. Phylogenetic relationships among the "spiny solanums" Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum, Solanaceae) Amer. J. Bot. 93:157-169.
  11. Miz, R. B. et al. 2008. Overview of the phylogenetic relationships of some southern Brazilian species from section Torva and related sections of "spiny Solanum" (Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum, Solanaceae) (Genetica) 132:143-158.
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  14. Whalen, M. D. et al. 1981. Taxonomy of Solanum section Lasiocarpa (Gentes Herbarum) 12:96.

Check other web resources for Solanum candidum Lindl. :

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Solanaceae Source: A global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=100896. Accessed 24 April 2019.