Solanum hastifolium Hochst. ex Dunal

First published in Candolle, Prodr. 13(1): 284 (1852)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is NE. & E. Tropical Africa.


Native to:

Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda


Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

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

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by J. Edmonds, I. Friis and M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • DC., Prodr. 13(1): 284 (1852)
  • F.T.A. 4, 2: 226 (1906)
  • Fl. Eth. 5: 132, fig. 158.12.1–2 (2006)
  • Fl. Somalia 3: 214 (2006).
  • K.T.S.L.: 580 (1994)
  • T.T.C.L.: 580 (1949)
  • U.K.W.F., 2nd ed.: 243 (1994)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Apr 1, 2010 Carter, S. [583], Kenya K000441184 Yes
Kotschy [393], Sudan K000414008 Yes
Kotschy [393], Sudan K000414010 Yes
Schimper [2327a], Ethiopia K000414009 Yes
Kotschy [71], Sudan K000414012 Yes
Hepper, F.N. [7162], Kenya K001157665 Yes
Adamson, J.M. [47], Kenya K001157668 Yes
Bally, P.R.O. [B10490], Kenya K001157676 Yes
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [7144], Kenya K001157677 Yes
Tanner, R. [1340], Tanzania K001157687 Yes
Tweedie [2070] K001157646 Yes
Hepper, F.N. [7243], Kenya K001157659 Yes
Stannard, B.L. [824], Kenya K001157680 Yes
Kilian, N. [2085], Somalia K001156261 Yes
Polhill [353], Kenya K001157681 Yes
Bally [B14745], Kenya K001157658 Yes
Greenway [4281], Tanzania K001157684 Yes
Box, R.D. [255], Tanzania K001157694 Yes
Newbould, J.G.B. [3616], Kenya K001157656 Yes
s.coll [2045], Tanzania K001157692 Yes
Carter, S. [484], Kenya K001157660 Yes
Glover, P.E. [2991], Kenya K001157682 Yes
Friis, I. [8658], Ethiopia K001156246 Yes
Burtt, B.D. [3518], Tanzania K001157690 Yes
Bally, P.R.O. [B3708], Kenya K001157667 Yes
Greenway, P.J. [4288], Tanzania K001157688 Yes
Friis, I. [8897], Ethiopia K001156252 Yes
Faden, R.B. [74/957], Kenya K001157673 Yes
Kotschy [71], Sudan K000414011 Yes
Dyson-Hudson [216], Uganda K001157645 Yes
Champion, A.M. [T142], Kenya K001157671 Yes
Symes, Y.E. [530], Uganda K001157647 Yes
Davis, R.L. [121], Tanzania K001157691 Yes
Deshmukh, I. [250], Somalia K001156262 Yes
Pfund [342], Sudan K001156245 Yes
Liebenberg, L.C.C. [194], Uganda K001157649 Yes
Carr, C.J. [230], Ethiopia K001156256 Yes
Pfund [330], Sudan K001156241 Yes
Carter, S. [445], Kenya K001157661 Yes
Friis, I. [9628], Ethiopia K001156251 Yes
Stannard, B.L. [864-889], Kenya K001157652 No
Williams, J.G. [B5121], Kenya K001157675 Yes
Hepper, F.N. [7179], Kenya K001157669 Yes
Gillett, J.B. [13824], Kenya K001157678 Yes
Richards, H.M. [25145], Tanzania K001157686 Yes
Pfund, J. [640], Sudan K001156243 Yes
Mathew, B. [6487], Kenya K001157655 Yes
Brenan, J.P.M. [14713], Uganda K001157650 Yes
Stannard, B.L. [1040], Kenya K001157662 Yes
Pócs, T. [89043/E], Tanzania K001157685 Yes
Richards, M.A.E. [24226], Tanzania K001157693 Yes
Gillett, J.B. [13824], Kenya K001157653 Yes
Stannard, B.L. [824], Kenya K001157663 Yes
Wilson, J. [369], Kenya K001157672 Yes
Gillett, J.B. [21172], Kenya K001157657 Yes
Johnston, H. [s.n.], Kenya K001157674 Yes
Kilian, N. [1766], Somalia K001156264 Yes
Myers [14273], Sudan K001156242 Yes
Kiamba [KEFRI118], Kenya K001157679 Yes
Pfund, J. [643], Sudan K001156244 Yes
Wilson, J. [585], Uganda K001157648 Yes
Gillett, J.B. [12737], Kenya K001157654 Yes
Gillett, J.B. [19190], Kenya K001157651 Yes
Carter, S. [59], Kenya K001157670 Yes
Welch, J.R. [49], Tanzania K001157689 Yes
Welch, J.R. [49], Tanzania K001157683 Yes
Kimani, Z.J. [280], Kenya K001157664 Yes
Hepper, F.N. [6751], Kenya K001157666 Yes
Senni [444], Somalia Solanum cynanchoides K000414007 holotype Yes


  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at and
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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