Solanum giganteum Jacq.

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Solanum giganteum

Habit
Riverine montane forest
Mafinga Mountains, Mafinga District
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Solanum giganteum

Habit
Riverine montane forest
Mafinga Mountains, Mafinga District
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Solanum giganteum

Fruits and flower
Riverine montane forest
Mafinga Mountains, Mafinga District
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Solanum niveum Vahl
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cultivation in Vienna, originally from South Africa
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Derivation of specific name: giganteum: huge, gigantic
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Worldwide distribution: Origin uncertain, but believed to be native to the Cape; widespread in tropical and southern Africa, also the Canary Isles, tropical Asia, Australia and South America.
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Content last updated: Saturday 29 July 2023
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 869. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 52.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 272.

Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Pages 88 - 90.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 80.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 178.

Welman, W.G. (2008). The genus Solanum (Solanaceae) in southern Africa: subgenus Leptostemonum, section Giganteiformia Bothalia 38(1) Pages 40 - 42.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Solanum giganteum
Flora of Malawi: Solanum giganteum
Flora of Mozambique: Solanum giganteum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Solanum giganteum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Solanum giganteum
African Plant Database: Solanum giganteum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Solanum giganteum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Solanum giganteum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Solanum giganteum
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iNaturalist: Solanum giganteum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Solanum giganteum
JSTOR Plant Science: Solanum giganteum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Solanum giganteum
Plants of the World Online: Solanum giganteum
Tropicos: Solanum giganteum
Wikipedia: Solanum giganteum


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Solanum giganteum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150650, retrieved 23 May 2024

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