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This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia to Peru. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
pepino, pepino dulce, pepino dulce morado, pepino morado, pepino redondo, pepino redondo morado, pepino silvestre, pepinito redondo

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa y cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 2500 - 2700 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, subarbusto
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 2500 - 2700 m.
Morphology General Habit
Herb or subshrub.
Distribution
Native and cultivated in Colombia.
Conservation
Not Evaluated.

[UPB]
Use Gene Sources
Crop wild relatives which may possess beneficial traits of value in breeding programmes (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).

Native to:

Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Spanish
Pepino silvestre, pepino, pepinito redondo, pepino dulce, pepino morado.

Solanum muricatum Aiton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wood, J.J. [1072] 64315.000
s.coll [2001], Zambia K001169664
Ruiz, H. [8/64], Peru K001164863
s.coll [s.n.] K001169670
Gamble, J.S. [30076], United Kingdom K001169665
Jackson, I.H. [H29/49], Kenya K001169668
Scott, H. [58] K001169669
Mandon, G. [394], Bolivia Solanum muricatum var. papillosistylum K001164864
Mandon, G. [394], Bolivia Solanum muricatum var. papillosistylum K000585586 Unknown type material
Seibert, R.J. [2176], Peru Solanum muricatum f. glaberrimum K001164867

First published in Hort. Kew. 1: 250 (1789)

Accepted by

  • PBI Solanum Project (2014-continuously updated). Solanaceae Source: a global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family http://www.solanaceaesource.org/.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • Crop wild relative Inventory https://www.cwrdiversity.org/checklist/ in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org/2016/
  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humbodlt (2014). Plantas alimenticias y medicinales nativas de Colombia. 2567 registros, aportados por: Castellanos, C. (Contacto del recurso), Valderrama, N. (Creador del recurso, Autor), Castro, C. (Proveedor de metadatos), Bernal, Y. (Autor), García, N. (Autor). Versión 11.0. http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=ls_colombia_magnoliophyta_2014

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Universidad Nacional de Colombia
ColPlantA database
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Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
ColPlantA database
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/