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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. Last Changed: 31-Jul-2018
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 13 (2 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


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 Rios, Morona-Santiago, Napo, Sucumbios] Peru (n.)


  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Bernardello, L. M. et al. 1994. Karyotypic studies in Solanum section Lasiocarpa (Solanaceae) Amer. J. Bot. 81:95-103.
  3. Bohs, L. 2004. A chloroplast DNA phylogeny of Solanum section Lasiocarpa Syst. Bot. 29:177-187.
  4. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  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. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  7. Hackett, C. & J. Carolane Edible Horticultural Crops. 1982 (Edible HC)
  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). (New World Fruits)
  10. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  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 (Solan IV) 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.
  14. PBI Solanum Project Solanaceae source: a global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family (on-line resource). (Solanaceae Source)
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  16. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  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 Food Ind) 257-264.
  18. Villachica, H. 1996. Frutales y hortalizas promisorios de la amazonia (CoopAmaz) 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.
  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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=101401. Accessed 20 March 2019.