African Plant Database


Solanum giganteum Jacq.
Family : SOLANACEAE
Protologue : Collectanea [Jacquin] 4: 125 (1790 [1791])
Information on the genus : Solanum
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Solanum niveum Thunb. (1794)
=Solanum bequaertii De Wild. (1914)
=Solanum farinosum Wall. ex Roxb. (1824)
=Solanum muansense Dammer (1912)
=Solanum seretii De Wild. (1907)
=Solanum sordidescens Bitter (1921)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Arbuste dressé, de 2–4 m de haut, épineux ; jeune tige cylindrique, faiblement à densément pubescente avec des poils étoilés stipités, à 8 à 25 rayons, munie d’épines perpendiculaires à la tige, droites ou occasionnellement courbées, deltoïdes, longues de 3–7 mm, orange-brun à presque blanches ; écorce des tiges plus âgées glabrescente.
Ecology : Savanes, végétations perturbées, forêts ; dans le territoire de la Flore, à 800–2450 m.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Tree, Shrub - Ht 1 - 4 m. Alt: 5 - 2000 m. Distribution: EC, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Solanaceae : 148 (2012).
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
 
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