Taxon: Solanum muricatum Aiton

 
Genus: Solanum
  Subgenus: Potatoe
    Section: Basarthrum
Family: Solanaceae
  Subfamily: Solanoideae
      Tribe: Solaneae
Nomen number: 101310
Place of publication: Hort. kew. 1:250. 1789
Name Verified on: 02-Dec-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Dec-2010
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 26 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Dict Gard; Potato EGR)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated:

  • Southern America

    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Anderson, G. J. & R. K. Jansen 1995. Contributions to the study of the origin and relationships of the 'Pepino dulce,' Solanum muricatum (Abstract) Amer. J. Bot. 82(6S):111.
  • Blanca, J. M. et al. 2007. AFLP and DNA sequence variation in an Andean domesticate, pepino (Solanum muricatum, Solanaceae): implications for evolution and domestication Amer. J. Bot. 94:1219-1229.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Correll, D. S. 1962. The potato and its wild relatives. Contr. Texas Res. Found., Bot. Stud. 4:1-606. 1962 (Potato WR) 47.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hackett, C. & J. Carolane Edible Horticultural Crops. 1982 (Edible HC)
  • Hawkes, J. G. The potato: evolution, biodiversity, and genetic resources. 1990 (Potato EGR)
  • Herraiz, F. J. et al. 2015. Morphological and molecular characterization of local varieties, modern cultivars and wild relatives of an emerging vegetable crop, the pepino (Solanum muricatum), provides insight into its diversity, relationships and breeding history (Euphytica) 206:301-318.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Nee, M. 1999. Synopsis of Solanum in the New World (Solan IV) 298.
  • Nuez, F. et al. 1993. Recolección de especies hortícolas en Ecuador Pl. Genet. Resources Newslett. 96:29-33.
  • PBI Solanum Project Solanaceae source: a global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family (on-line resource). (Solanaceae Source)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Prohens, J. et al. 1996. The pepino (Solanum muricatum, Solanaceae): a "new" crop with a history Econ. Bot. 50:355-368.
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Rodriguez-Burruezo, A. et al. 2003. Wild relatives can contribute to the improvement of fruit quality in pepino (Solanum muricatum) - Generation means analysis shows that S. caripense and S. tabanoense are useful for improving sugar and acid contents (Euphytica) 129:311-318.
  • Symon, D. E. 1981. A revision of the genus Solanum in Australia J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 4:1-367.

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