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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
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/3650008
Name Verified on: 02-Dec-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 26 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit; fruit; fruit

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated

    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia (center of diversity), Ecuador (center of diversity), Peru (w. Andean region)


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. 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.
  3. Anderson, G. J. et al. 1996. The origin and relationships of the pepino, Solanum muricatum (Solanaceae): DNA Restriction Fragment evidence. Econ. Bot. 50:369-380.
  4. 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.
  5. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  6. Correll, D. S. 1962. The potato and its wild relatives. Contr. Texas Res. Found., Bot. Stud. 4:1-606. 47.
  7. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Solanum+muricatum&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  9. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  10. Hackett, C. & J. Carolane. 1982. Edible Horticultural Crops Academic Press.
  11. Hawkes, J. G. 1990. The potato: evolution, biodiversity, and genetic resources
  12. 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. Note: Netherlands journal of plant breeding
  13. Herraiz, F. J. et al. 2016. Fruit composition diversity in land races and modern pepino (Solanum muricatum) varieties and wold related species. Food Chem. 203:49-58.
  14. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  15. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  16. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  17. Nee, M. 1999. Synopsis of Solanum in the New World. Solanaceae IV: advances in biology and utilization 298.
  18. Nuez, F. et al. 1993. Recolección de especies hortícolas en Ecuador. Pl. Genet. Resources Newslett. 96:29-33.
  19. PBI Solanum Project. Solanaceae source: a global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family (on-line resource).
  20. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  21. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  22. Prohens, J. et al. 1996. The pepino (Solanum muricatum, Solanaceae): a "new" crop with a history. Econ. Bot. 50:355-368.
  23. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  24. 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. Note: Netherlands journal of plant breeding
  25. Symon, D. E. 1981. A revision of the genus Solanum in Australia. J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 4:1-367.

Check other web resources for Solanum muricatum Aiton :

  • 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
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=101310. Accessed 18 November 2019.