Place of Publication
Anales Univ. Chile 124: 443 (1909)
"Chile, region III (Atacama), Hierba Buena, K.F. Reiche s.n." (lectotype SGO 55606, designated by Bennett (2008) p.99).
Reiche, K.F. 1909. Estudios criticos sobre la flora de Chile. Anales de la Universidad de Chile 124: 441-463, 735-769
Bennett , J.R. 2008. Revison of Solanum Section Regmandra (Solanaceae). Edinburgh Journal of Botany, 65(1):69-112
Distribution and habitat
Restricted to Region III (Atacama) from Vellenar and extending south near to the Coquimbo. It occurs at c. 800 metres above sea-level but its exact habitat is unknown.
Annual or perennial herb (sometimes woody at base) up to 40 cm tall. Flowers from October to November.
Easily recognised by the leaves being petiolate (rarely stalkless) with with truncate bases.
A very poorly known species which has only been collected on six occasions
Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.