Place of Publication
Revista Chilena de Hist. Nat. 33: 25 (1929)
Chile. Antofagasta: near Calama, ca. 3300 m, 7 Sep 1919, Moore & Abbott s.n. (holotype, US-1038130)
Johnston, I.M. 1929. A new Chilean plant and some nomenclatoral changes. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 33:25-27
Distribution and habitat
Restricted to the Region Antofagasta on the western Andean slopes from 2350-3500 m above sea-level, on rocky hillsides and dry quebradas.
Small, erect or somewhat sprawling shrubs, woody at the base, to 70 cm. Main flowering peak in November followed by a minor flowering period between January and May.
Closley related to S. lycopersicoides but differs by having more dissected leaves and a yellowish, rather than purple or black fruit.
Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.