Taxon: Solanum mauritianum Scop.

 
Genus: Solanum
  Subgenus: Brevantherum
    Section: Brevantherum
Family: Solanaceae
  Subfamily: Solanoideae
      Tribe: Solaneae
Nomen number: 101429
Place of publication: Delic. fl. faun. insubr. 3:16, t. 8. 1788
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: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Medicines: potential source of solasodine (fide Persp New Crops Uses 157-158. 1999)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Econ Pl Aust)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Econ Pl Aust; J Adel BG 4:97. 1981; Solan Biol Syst 48. 1986; Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Espirito Santo, - Minas Gerais, - Parana, - Rio de Janeiro, - Rio Grande do Sul, - Santa Catarina, - Sao Paulo
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Buenos Aires; Uruguay

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya
    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Middle Atlantic Ocean: St. Helena
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Mayotte; Reunion
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java
    • Papuasia: Solomon Islands
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia - Marquesas Islands
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia; Tonga

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • D'Arcy, W. G. 1974. Solanum and its close relatives in Florida Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 61:851.
  • D'Arcy, W. G., ed. Solanaceae: biology and systematics. 1986 (Solan Biol Syst) 49.
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Freire de Varvalho, L. d'A. 1997. Diversidade taxonômica das Solanáceas no estado do Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) – II - Lycianthes e Solanum (Albertoa) 4:293.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hansen, A. & P. Sunding Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17. 1993 (L Macar ed4)
  • Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
  • Henderson, M. et al. Declared weeds and alien invader plants in South Africa. Botanical Research Institute, bulletin 413. 1987 (Weeds SAfr)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. 2008 (F ConoSur)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Nee, M. 1999. Synopsis of Solanum in the New World (Solan IV) 316.
  • 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)
  • Roe, K. 1972. A revision of Solanum section Brevantherum (Solanaceae) (Brittonia) 24:253.
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • Symon, D. E. 1981. A revision of the genus Solanum in Australia J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 4:1-367.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)
  • Vieira, R. F. 1999. Conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants in Brazil (Persp New Crops Uses) 152-159.
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

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