Taxon: Solanum laciniatum Aiton

Genus: Solanum
Subgenus: Archaesolanum
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Solaneae
Nomen number: 101514
Place of publication: Hort. kew. 1:247. 1789
Link to protologue:
Comment: place of publication verified from original reference
Name Verified on: 24-Nov-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Nov-2010
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed14)
  • Medicines: source of solasodine (used to produce steroidal hormones fide Solan III:17. 1991)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Connor)

Distributional Range:


  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria

  • Cultivated


  • Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Connor, H. E. The poisonous plants of New Zealand. (Connor)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  • Hawkes, J. G. et al., eds. Solanaceae III: taxonomy, chemistry, evolution. 1991 (Solan III) 17.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Levin, R. A. et al. 2006. Phylogenetic relationships among the "spiny solanums" Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum, Solanaceae) Amer. J. Bot. 93:157-169.
  • Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants (Kulturpflanze) 34:130.
  • 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. 4:79.
  • Symon, D. E. et al. 1994. Kangaroo apples: Solanum sect. Archaesolanum 48.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)

Check other web resources for Solanum laciniatum Aiton :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • 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.