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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")
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Nov-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 0 available) 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, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini, South Africa [Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal]

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


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Cufodontis, G. 1953-1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta.
  2. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  3. Deb, D. B. 1979. Solanaceae in India. The biology and taxonomy of the Solanacae 105.
  4. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  5. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  6. Gibbs Russell, G. E. et al. 1985, 1987. List of species of Southern African plants, ed. 2. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa Note: v. 51. 1985; v. 56. 1987
  7. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  8. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  9. Lawrence, G. H. M. 1960. The cultivated species of Solanum. Baileya 8:30.
  10. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936-. Flora of Peru Note: 1936-1971; new ser. 1980-
  11. Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  12. PBI Solanum Project. Solanaceae source: a global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family (on-line resource).
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  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. Note: gives range of Solanum giganteum in Africa

Check other web resources for Solanum giganteum Jacq. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • Solanaceae Source: A global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family
  • 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=101447. Accessed 15 November 2019.