Solanum latiflorum Bohs
  • "(S. ) Bohs et al., Taxon 44: 584. 1995., 1995."

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General Information

Shrub or small tree 1.2-4 m tall. Stems densely puberulent and often also sparsely to moderately pubescent-pilose with eglandular hairs 1-2 (-3) mm long.
Sympodial units 4-foliate.
Leaves simple, the blades (2-) 3-28 x 2-16 cm, 1-2 (-2.5) times as long as wide, chartaceous to subcoriaceous, ovate, adaxially sparsely to densely puberulent and often also pilose with eglandular hairs ca. 1-2 mm long, densely puberulent-pubescent abaxially; base (truncate to) cordate with basal lobes up to 2 (-3) cm long; margin entire; apex acuminate; petioles 1-9 cm, densely puberulent and sparsely to moderately pilose.
Inflorescences 4-30 cm, unbranched, rarely forked, with 15-35 (-65) flowers, all flowers perfect, the axes densely puberulent and often sparsely to moderately pubescent-pilose; peduncle 1-6 cm; rachis 3-26 cm; pedicels 10-20 mm, 20-40 mm in fruit, spaced (2-) 3-10 (-14) mm apart, articulated above the base, leaving pedicellar remnants (1-) 2-4 (-6) mm long.
Buds ovoid, often almost globose, obtuse at apex. Flowers with the calyx radius 7-14 mm, the lobes 5-10 x 3-6 mm, broadly ovate, acute at tips, chartaceous, moderately to densely puberulent and pubescent-pilose. Corollas 2-3 cm in diameter, the radius 12-20 mm, campanulate, fleshy, purple, turning pale greenish yellow with age, the tube 4-7 (-9) mm, the lobes 8-15 x 4-7 mm, triangular, acute at apices, moderately to densely glandular-puberulent and eglandular pubescent-pilose abaxially, especially toward apex, adaxially glabrous at base, minutely papillose or tomentose at apices, the margin tomentose. Anther thecae 4-5 x 2-2.5 mm, lanceolate, adpressed to style, violet, the pores directed abaxially and laterally; connective 5 (-6) x 1-2.5 mm, broad at base, abruptly narrowed distally, abaxially slightly shorter than the thecae at apex, exceeding them by ca. 1 mm at base, adaxially present as a small swelling near base, the color unknown. Ovary glabrous or puberulent; style 4-6 x (0.5-) 1 mm at base, (1.5) 2-2.5 mm at apex, about equalling or slightly longer than stamens, obconical, strongly dilated distally, glabrous or puberulent; stigma concave with two apical glands.
Fruit 4-6.3 x 1-1.7 cm, ellipsoid-fusiform, acute at apex, color when ripe unknown, densely puberulent-pubescent; presence of stone cell aggregates in fruits unknown, but possibly absent.
Seeds unknown.

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    • Distribution

      Coastal rain forest of southeastern Brazil in states of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo at elevations between about 800 and 1800 meters.

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      • Genetics

        nuclear ITS sequence: GenBank AY523900 (voucher: Soares s.n., UT)

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        • Distribution Map

          • Native distribution
          Found in
          • Southern America Brazil Espirito Santo
          • Minas Gerais
          • Rio de Janeiro
          • São Paulo


          • 1 (S. ) Bohs et al., Taxon 44: 584. 1995., 1995.

           Information From

          Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020

          Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
          • A Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program
          Global Tree Search

          BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
          • B Botanic Gardens Conservation International

          PBI Solanum Project. 2017. Solanaceae Source. Jan.31st, 2015.
          • C All Rights Reserved
          • D
          • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
          World Flora Online consortium

          World Flora Online Data. 2018.
          • F CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).