Lycianthes (Dunal) Hassl.

First published in Annuaire Conserv. Jard. Bot. Genève 20: 180 (1917), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to W. Pacific, Mexico to Tropical America.


Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Ogasawara-shoto, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Samoa, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Pakistan, Spain, Tunisia


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Castroviejo, S. (ed.) in Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2012). Flora Iberica 11: 1-672. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Knapp, S. (2022). A revision of Lycianthes (Solanaceae) in Australia, New Guinea and the Pacific. PhytoKeys 209: 1-134.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2006 Burchell, W.J. [3705], Brazil K001071927 Yes
Jul 1, 1997 Krukoff, B.A. [6364], Brazil K001071922 Yes
Jul 1, 1997 Ule, E. [9734], Brazil K000585767 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Duarte, A.P. [6576], Brazil K001071926 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Morton, C.V. [2469], Mexico K000063078 No
Jan 1, 1990 Brenam, J.P.M. [s.n.], Brazil K001071923 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Mori, S.A. [10836], Brazil K001071924 Yes
Nov 6, 1985 Barbosa, V.P. [M130], Brazil K001071925 Yes
Jan 1, 1984 Cid Ferreira, C.A. [3020], Brazil K001071921 Yes
Jan 1, 1984 Zarucchi, J.L. [2661], Brazil K001071920 Yes
Jan 1, 1984 Lowrie, S.R. [465], Brazil K001071919 Yes
Jan 1, 1984 Lowrie, S.R. [363], Brazil K001071918 Yes
Jul 12, 1976 Archer, W.A. [8001], Brazil K001071915 Yes
Jul 12, 1976 Cowan, R.S. [38101], Brazil K001071914 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [17094], Mexico K000063076 No
Hinton, G.B. [8102], Mexico K000063079 No
Hinton, G.B. [10849], Mexico K000063080 No
Botteri, M. [1196], Mexico K000063081 No
Prance, G.T. [8924], Brazil K001071911 Yes
Archer, W.A. [8160], Brazil K001071913 Yes
Prance, G.T. [12381], Brazil K001071910 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [4080], Mexico K000063074 No
Maas, P.J.M. [12867], Brazil K001071909 Yes
Arsène, G. [8300], Mexico K000063077 No
Forero, E. [7090], Brazil K001071912 Yes
Pickersgill, B. [RU72-366], Brazil K001071917 Yes
Krukoff, B.A. [1182], Brazil K001071916 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [17221], Mexico K000063075 No


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