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Solanum remyanum Phil.

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

Place of Publication

Anales Univ. Chile 91: 17 (1895b)

Type citation

Chile, region III (Atacama), Copiapo, C. Gay s.n. (lectotype P 335300, designated by Bennett (2008), p.83).

Synonyms

Iconography

  • Bennett (2008): Fig. 5(A-D)
  • Descriptions

    • Bennett (2008)

    Habit

    Woody shrub 20–100 cm tall. Flowers August to January

    Key characteristics

    Distinguished from S. brachyantherum by its highly divided pinnatifid leaves and by the larger size of individual segments. The flower corolla of S. remyanum is larger (11-22 mm across) and the anthers are greater than 3 mm in length.

    Regions

    Antofagasta, Atacama and Coquimbo

    Habitat

    Desert and Desert fog oasis

    Distribution and habitat

    Distributed from Regions II (Antofagasta) to IV (Coquimbo) where it is found from 20-2200 metres above sea-level in arid, rocky or gravelly slopes, quebradas and coastal lomas formations.

    Notes

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

    References

    • Philippi R.A. (1895b)

      Philippi, R.A. 1895b. Plantas nuevas Chilenas de las familais que corresponden al tomo V de la obra de Gay. Anales de la Universidad de Chile 91: 5-47, 105-160, 243-275, 415-432, 487-526, 607-635

    • Bennett (2008)

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