1. Family: Solanaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lycianthes (Dunal) Hassl.
      1. Lycianthes rantonnetii (Carrière) Bitter

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Bolivia to SE. & S. Brazil and NE. Argentina.

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    Flora Zambesiaca. Vol. 8, Part 4. Solanaceae. Gonçalves AE. 2005

    Habit
    Open or bushy shrub to 3 m high and 2 (or more) m across; stem slender, bearing prominent angles extending from the nodes, puberulent when young;
    Leaves
    Leaves entire or slightly sinuate, acuminate;
    Flowers
    Flowers terminal or axillary, fascicled, few (occasionally solitary);
    Pedicel
    Pedicels articulated near the base;
    Calyx
    Calyx truncate, bearing 1–5 small or umbonate apical teeth and 1–5 alternating basal umbos or swellings;
    Corolla
    Corolla deep violet-blue or purple-blue to pink, with a light cream-yellow throat, 3.5–4 cm in diameter;
    Stamens
    Stamens stout, the filaments sparingly pubescent dorsally at the base, the anthers terminating in pores;
    Fruits
    Berry red, 2–3.5 cm across, heart-shaped
    Distribution
    Originally from South America, nowadays cultivated as an ornamental in gardens. Mozambique Zimbabwe Malawi Zambia

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Paraguay

    Introduced into:

    El Salvador, Guatemala, Pakistan, Spain

    Lycianthes rantonnetii (Carrière) Bitter appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 4, 1905 Trethewy, A.W. [9], Morocco K000788428
    Smith, D. [47], Brazil K001071888
    Smith, D. [47], Brazil K001071889

    First published in Gatt. Lycianthes: 332 (1919)

    Accepted by

    • Castroviejo, S. (ed.) in Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2012). Flora Iberica 11: 1-672. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Nasir, Y.J. (1985). Flora of Pakistan 168: 1-61. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Castroviejo, S. (ed.) in Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2012). Flora Iberica 11: 1-672. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
    • GBIF (2008-continuously updated). Global Biodiversity Information Facility http://www.gbif.org/.
    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Nasir, Y.J. (1985). Flora of Pakistan 168: 1-61. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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