Solanum cordioides S.Knapp
  • "S.Knapp, Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 84: 361. 2002., 2002."

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General Information

Shrubs or small trees to 8 m tall; young stems and leaves glabrous and shining, drying black; bark of older stems greyish.
Sympodial units usually difoliate, not geminate, occasionally appearing plurifoliate.
Sympodial units usually difoliate, not geminate, occasionally appearing plurifoliate.
Inflorescences internodal, many times branched, 6-11 cm long, 30-100-flowered, completely glabrous; pedicel scars widely and regulary spaced ca. 0.5 mm apart, in upper part of each terminal inflorescence branch. Pedicels at anthesis 6-8 mm long, deflexed, tapering from the calyx tube to a slender base ca. 0. 5 mm in diam. Buds globose, later ellipsoid with the exsertion of the corolla, glabrous and drying black.
Flowers with the calyx tube cup-shaped, 1.5-2 mm long, glabrous, the lobes broadly deltoid with apiculate tips, 0.5-1 mm long, papillate on the apiculae; corolla white or greenish-white, 6-8 mm in diam., lobed ca. 3/4 of the way to the base, the lobes reflexed at anthesis, the tips and margins of the lobes minutely papillose, the tips cucullate; anthers 1.5-2.5 xca. 1 mm, poricidal at the tips, the pores tear-drop shaped; free portion of the filaments ca. 0.5 mm long, the filament tube ca. 0.5 mm long; ovary glabrous; style straight, 3-3.5 mm long; stigma clavate, the surface minutely papillose.
Fruit a globose berry, 1-1.2 cm in diam., green; fruiting pedicels woody, slender and erect, 1-1.2 cm long, ca. 1 mm in diam. at the base.
Seeds dark brown with paler margins, flattened reniform, 2-3 x 3-4 mm, the surface minutely and regularly pitted.

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    • Distribution

      In Southern Atlantic wet forest in coastal Bahia, only known from the Reserva do Mico-Leão in the muncipio of Una at sea level or slightly above.

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      • Distribution Map

        • Native distribution
        Found in
        • Southern America Brazil Bahia


        • 1 S.Knapp, “Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 84: 361. 2002.”, 2002.

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        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
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        PBI Solanum Project. 2017. Solanaceae Source. Jan.31st, 2015.
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        World Flora Online consortium
        World Flora Online Data. 2018.
        • F CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).