Taxon: Solanum giganteum Jacq.

 
Genus: Solanum
Subgenus: Leptostemonum
Section: Giganteiformia
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Solaneae
Nomen number: 101447
Place of publication: Collectanea 4:125. 1791 ("1790"); Icon. pl. rar. 2: t. 328. 1792 ("1786-1793")
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Typification:
Name Verified on: 30-Nov-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Nov-2010
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • African-holly  (Source: Dict Gard) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Baileya 8:30. 1960; J Adel BG 4:118. 1981; Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Gabon, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa, [Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal] Swaziland

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (s.), Sri Lanka


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. (F EthiopCuf)
  2. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  3. Deb, D. B. 1979. Solanaceae in India (Biol Solan) 105.
  4. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  5. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  6. Gibbs Russell, G. E. et al. List of species of Southern African plants, ed. 2. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa v. 51. 1985; v. 56. 1987 (L SAfr)
  7. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  8. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  9. Lawrence, G. H. M. 1960. The cultivated species of Solanum (Baileya) 8:30.
  10. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  11. Missouri Botanical Garden W³Tropicos (on-line resource). (TROPICOS)
  12. PBI Solanum Project Solanaceae source: a global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family (on-line resource). (Solanaceae Source)
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  14. Symon, D. E. 1981. A revision of the genus Solanum in Australia J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 4:117.
  15. Whalen, M. D. 1984. Conspectus of species groups in Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum (Gentes Herbarum) 12:212-214.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=101447. Accessed 25 April 2018.