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Taxon: Lycianthes asarifolia (Kunth & C. D. Bouché) Bitter

Genus: Lycianthes
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Capsiceae
Nomen number: 400000
Place of publication: Abh. Naturwiss. Verein Bremen 24:423. 1920
Link to protologue:
Comment: see BPH on-line for serial abbreviation
Name Verified on: 12-Sep-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-2018
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (used to prepare "tablilla" candy and preserves fide David Williams, pers. comm.); fruit (used to prepare "tablilla" candy and preserves fide David Williams, pers. comm.)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [Santa Cruz] Colombia, Ecuador, Peru [Loreto, Madre de Dios]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Jujuy (n.)] Paraguay [Asunción, Presidente Hayes]


  1. Benítez de Rojas, C. & W. G. D'Arcy 1997. The genus Lycianthes (Solanaceae) in Venezuela Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 84:177-180.
  2. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45 (L Peru)
  3. Hawkes, J. G. et al., eds. Solanaceae III: taxonomy, chemistry, evolution (Solan III)
  4. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  5. Killeen, T. J. et al. Guia de arboles de Bolivia (Trees Bolivia)
  6. Williams, D. 1994. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)

Check other web resources for Lycianthes asarifolia (Kunth & C. D. Bouché) Bitter :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.
  • 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=400000. Accessed 24 June 2019.