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")
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: 2 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

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Cape Province, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Transvaal; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Gabon; Zaire
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

    Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. 1953-1972 (F EthiopCuf)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Deb, D. B. 1979. Solanaceae in India (Biol Solan) 105.
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • 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)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Lawrence, G. H. M. 1960. The cultivated species of Solanum (Baileya) 8:30.
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden W³Tropicos (on-line resource). (TROPICOS)
  • 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)
  • Symon, D. E. 1981. A revision of the genus Solanum in Australia J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 4:117.
  • Whalen, M. D. 1984. Conspectus of species groups in Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum (Gentes Herbarum) 12:212-214.

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