Solanum pinetorum (L.B.Sm. & Downs) Bohs
  • "Bohs et al., Taxon 44: 586. 1995., 1995."

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Solanum pinetorum (L.B.Sm. & Downs) Bohs. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 05 Mar 2021'

General Information

Shrub or small tree 0.5-4 m tall. Stems densely glandular- and eglandular puberulent (-pubescent) and often also moderately to densely eglandular-pilose.
Sympodial units 4-foliate.
Leaves simple, unlobed or pinnately (2-) 3-lobed, the blades 2-14.5 x 1-7.5 cm, 1-3 (-4) times as long as wide, the unlobed leaves ovate to elliptic-ovate, the lobed leaves divided 1/2 to 7/8 to midrib, with acute to obtuse sinuses, chartaceous to subcoriaceous, sparsely to densely glandular-puberulent and also sparsely to densely eglandular pubescent-pilose adaxially, more so on veins, moderately to densely pubescent abaxially; base (truncate to) cordate with basal lobes up to 1 (-2) cm long; margin entire or pinnately lobed; apex acuminate; petioles 0.5-8 cm, densely puberulent (-pubescent) and often also sparsely to moderately pubescent-pilose.
Inflorescences 2-9 cm, unbranched or rarely forked, with 5-15 (-20) flowers, all flowers perfect, the axes densely glandular- and eglandular-puberulent and often also sparsely to moderately pubescent-pilose; peduncle 1-4 cm; rachis 1-6 cm; pedicels (10-) 15-25 (-30) mm, 10-25 (-35) mm in fruit, spaced (1-) 2-6 (-9) mm apart, articulated above the base, leaving pedicellar remnants 1-2 mm long.
Buds ellipsoidal, obtuse at apex. Flowers with the calyx radius 2-5 mm, the lobes 1-4 x 1-2 mm, deltate, acute at tips, chartaceous, moderately to densely pubescent-pilose. Corollas 1-3 cm in diameter, the radius 7-22 mm, stellate, chartaceous, purple, the tube 2-3 mm, the lobes (5-) 7-19 x (2-) 3-7 mm, narrowly triangular to lanceolate, acute at apices, sparsely to densely puberulent-pubescent abaxially, glabrous adaxially, the margin tomentose. Anther thecae (5-) 6-7 x 1.5-3 mm, lanceolate, connivent, yellow or purple, the pores directed distally; connective 5-6 x 1-2 mm, narrowly triangular, abaxially shorter than thecae at apex, nearly equal to them at base, absent adaxially, dark purple or dark yellow. Ovary glabrate to sparsely puberulent; style 4-7 x 0.5-1 mm, exserted 1-2 mm beyond stamens, cylindrical, glabrous; stigma truncate.
Fruits 1.5-5 x (0.5-) 1-1.5 cm, ellipsoidal, elongated, acute at apex, the color when ripe unknown, densely glandular-puberulent and densely pilose with eglandular hairs 2-3 mm long; stone cell aggregates present.
Seeds unknown.

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    • Distribution

      Secondary vegetation and disturbed areas in primary forest, coastal cloud forest and Araucaria forests of southeastern Brazil at elevations of 750-2100 m in the provinces of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paraná, and Santa Catarina.

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      • Genetics

        nuclear ITS sequence: GenBank AY523912 (voucher: Kummrow & Soares s.n., UT).

      • Provided by: [E]
        • Distribution Map

          • Native distribution
          Found in
          • Southern America Brazil Paraní
          • Santa Catarina
          • Minas Gerais
          • Rio de Janeiro
          • São Paulo


          • 1 Bohs et al., Taxon 44: 586. 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
          International Union for Conservation of Nature

          IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
          • B All Rights Reserved
          Global Tree Search

          BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
          • C Botanic Gardens Conservation International
          International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3

          IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
          • D See IUCN Terms and conditions of use

          PBI Solanum Project. 2017. Solanaceae Source. Jan.31st, 2015.
          • E
          • F CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
          World Flora Online consortium

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