Place of Publication
Prodr. [DC.] 13(1): 69 (1852)
Switzerland. Cultivated in Geneva, 1834, originally from Chile (lectotype, designated here: G-DC [G00144607].
- Solanum alphonsei Dunal var. taguatagua
- Solanum germainii Phil.
- Solanum tenuicaule Phil.
- Solanum schneideri F.Phil.
de Candolle (1852)
de Candolle, A.P. 1852. Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis, sive enumeratio contracta ordinum, generum, specierumque plantarum hucusque cognitarum, juxta methodi naturalis normas digesta, vol.13(1). Parisiis: sumptibus Sociorum Treuttel et Würtz
Knapp, S. 2013. A revision of the Dulcamaroid Clade of Solanum L. (Solanaceae). PhytoKeys 22: 1–432
- Knapp (2013): Fig. 12(A-H)
Distribution and habitat
Occurs in central Chile from the Province Rancagua (Region VII (O'Higgins)) to Province Curicó (Region VII (Maule)) in both the Coastal and Andean Cordilleras. Found from sea-level to 3000 m where it is usually associated with in Nothofagus forest or its margins. This is a poorly known species and further collections may extend the distribution into adjacent parts of Argentina.
- Knapp (2013)
Woody climber or lax shrub to 1 m tall.
Similar to S. valdiviense but differs in being a climber with non-angled stems and twining petioles, in having open and widely branched inflorescences and in its leaves are rhomboid or triangular in outline. The flowers of S. alphonsei are in smaller than those of S.valdiviense, and are less deeply lobed.
Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.