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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.
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (used to prepare "tablilla" candy and preserves)

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. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  3. Hawkes, J. G. et al., eds. 1991. Solanaceae III: taxonomy, chemistry, evolution
  4. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  5. Killeen, T. J. et al. 1993. Guia de arboles de Bolivia
  6. Williams, D. 1994. pers. comm. Note: re. common names

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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=400000. Accessed 28 January 2020.