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Taxon: Solanum sessiliflorum Dunal

Genus: Solanum
Subgenus: Leptostemonum
Section: Lasiocarpa
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Solaneae
Nomen number: 101401
Place of publication: J. L. M. Poiret, Encycl. suppl. 3:775. 1814
Link to protologue:
Comment: authorship verified from original literature, where both the name and its validating diagnosis are ascribed to Dunal (Shenzhen ICN Art. 46.2)
Name Verified on: 23-Nov-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 13 (2 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: beverage base; fruit; fruit

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela [Bolivar (s.), Amazonas (w.)]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Amazonas]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia (s.), Ecuador, [Los Ríos, Morona Santiago, Napo, Sucumbíos] Peru (n.)


  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Bernardello, L. M. et al. 1994. Karyotypic studies in Solanum section Lasiocarpa (Solanaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 81:95-103. Note: a diploid 2n=24 with karyotype formula 6m + 4 sm + 2st
  3. Bohs, L. 2004. A chloroplast DNA phylogeny of Solanum section Lasiocarpa. Syst. Bot. 29:177-187. URL: www.aspt.net/systematic-botany
  4. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  5. da Silva Filho, D. F. et al. 2005. Caracterização e avaliação do potencial agronômico e nutricional de etnovariedades de cubiu (Solanum sessiliflorum Dunal) da Amazônia. Acta Amazon. 35:399-406.
  6. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  7. Hackett, C. & J. Carolane. 1982. Edible Horticultural Crops Academic Press.
  8. Heiser, C. et al. 2005. A new synthetic allopolyploid naranjilla, Solanum indianense (Solanaceae). Novon 15:290-292.
  9. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  10. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75
  11. Levin, R. A. et al. 2006. Phylogenetic relationships among the "spiny solanums" Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum, Solanaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 93:157-169.
  12. Nee, M. 1999. Synopsis of Solanum in the New World. Solanaceae IV: advances in biology and utilization 329.
  13. Padoch, C. & W. de Jong. 1991. The house gardens of Santa Rosa: Diversity and variability in an Amazonian agricultural system. Econ. Bot. 45:166-175. Note: mentions
  14. PBI Solanum Project. Solanaceae source: a global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family (on-line resource).
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  16. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  17. Salick, J. 1989. Cocona (Solanum sessiliflorum) production and breeding potentials of the peach-tomato. In: G. E. Wickens et al., New crops for food and industry. New crops for food and industry 257-264.
  18. Villachica, H. 1996. Frutales y hortalizas promisorios de la amazonia. Tratado de Cooperacion Amazonica. 44:97-102.
  19. Volpato, G. et al. 2004. Domestication process of two Solanum section Lasiocarpa species among Amerindians in the Upper Orinoco, Venezuela, with special focus on Piaroa Indians. Econ. Bot. 54:184-194. Note: it reported a karyotype formula of 10m + 2 sm, with a pair of chromosomes carrying a satellite; this formula is different than the one done by Bernardello et al. (1994)
  20. Whalen, M. D. et al. 1981. Taxonomy of Solanum section Lasiocarpa. Gentes Herbarum 12:77-81.

Check other web resources for Solanum sessiliflorum Dunal :

  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=101401. Accessed 16 February 2020.