Place of Publication
Edin.J. Bot. 65: 85 (2008)
Based on Solanum gaudichaudii Dunal var. canescens Dunal. "Chile, region IV (Coquimbo), Coquimbo, C. Gay 835" (lecto G-DC, designated by Bennett, 2008).
- Solanum gaudichaudii Dunal var. canescens
- Solanum heterantherum Witasek ex Reiche
- Witheringia tomentosa J.Rémy
Perennial, probably erect, shrub up to 60 cm tall. Flowers August to January
Similar to S. pinnatum but can be distinguished by the unequal length of the stamens and it leaves which are larger and greyish in appearance due to a covering of the dense matted hairs.
Distribution and habitat
Distributed in coastal areas from Huasco in Region III (Atacama) to Los Molles in Region V (Valparaíso). Mainly found on dunes and sandy lomas formations from 10–120 metres above sea-level.
Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.
Bennett , J.R. 2008. Revison of Solanum Section Regmandra (Solanaceae). Edinburgh Journal of Botany, 65(1):69-112