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Solanum brachyantherum Phil.

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Solanum >
  3. Family: Solanaceae

Place of Publication

Anales Univ. Chile 43: 522 (1873a)

Type citation

Chile, region III (Atacama), port of Huasco, R.A. Philippi s.n. (lectotype: SGO 42735, designated by Bennett (2008) p. 77: isotype: SGO 55576).



  • Bennett (2008): Fig. 2(a-f)
  • Descriptions

    • Bennett (2008)


    Erect or decumbent annual or perennial 50–100 cm tall.

    Key characteristics

    Easily identified by the size of the flowers which are much smaller (5–7 mm in diameter) than any of the other related species. The leaf segments are only about 1 mm wide, and are much narrower than those of either S. remyanum or S. multifidum.


    Tarapacá, Antofagasta, Atacama, Coquimbo, Islas Desventuradas and Arica y Parinacota

    Distribution and habitat

    Frequent along the coast from Regions I (Tarapacá) to III (Atacama) on steep, sandy or gravelly hillsides, 100–800 metres above sea-level. It also occurs on Islas Desventuradas.


    Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.


    • Philippi R.A. (1873a)

      Philippi, R.A. 1873a. Descripcion de las plantas nuevas incorporadas últimamente en el herbario chileno. Anales de la Universidad de Chile 43: 479-583

    • Bennett (2008)

      Bennett , J.R. 2008. Revison of Solanum Section Regmandra (Solanaceae). Edinburgh Journal of Botany, 65(1):69-112