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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Mexiico to Venezuela, Caribbean, E. & S. Brazil.
Solandra nitida

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 1800 m.; Andes, Islas Caribeñas, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Valle del Cauca.
Morphology General Habit
Arbusto, liana

[FTEA]

Solanaceae, Jennifer M Edmonds. Oliganthes, Melongena & Monodolichopus, Maria S. Vorontsova & Sandra Knapp. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2012

Type
Type: Jamaica, Swartz s.n. (S, holo.; image S-R–5811!)
Morphology General Habit
Woody climber, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves coriaceous, elliptic, up to 10.5 × 6 cm, bases cuneate, with apices abruptly shortly acuminate; petioles to 4 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers with calyx 7.5–9.5 cm long, with 5 lobes up to 3.2 × 1.2 cm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla whitish-green with prominent single green veins to each of the lobes, and purplish double veins to the sinuses internally, cyathiform to campanulate above, 15–20 cm long, the narrow basal tube 5–8 cm long, lobes broadly ovate with crenate edges, 2.5–4.5 × 4–7.5 cm. Stamens included; filaments 15 cm long, inserted 6.5–10 cm from base of corolla, completely glabrous; anthers 9–10 × 4–5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles ± 18 cm long, glabrous; stigmas capitate, indistinct, 0.8–3 mm diameter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berries green to whitish-cream, ovoid, ± 5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ± 7 × 4 mm
Figures
Fig 14/8 & 9, p 68
Note
This species is indigenous to the Caribbean and is commonly known as the Chalice Vine or the Cup of Gold. It has been hybridized with S. hartwegii N.E. Br. (= S. maxima (Sessè & Moc.) P.S. Green) in Nairobi, to produce a ± morphologically intermediate sterile hybrid called S. nairobiensis ined. (5 Oct. 1967, Perkins 13852!). The hybrid has larger leaf and floral parts than S. grandiflora; a yellow corolla with only single veins to the lobes; stamens flush with the mouth of the corolla; anthers 9–10 mm long, and filaments lanate at the point of insertion on the corolla tube. Both S. grandiflora and S. maxima are recorded as sterile in Africa, possibly due to the absence of bats necessary for pollination.

Native to:

Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela

Introduced into:

Caroline Is., Ecuador, Morocco, Rwanda, Zaïre

Solandra grandiflora Sw. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1987 Gardner, G. [561], Brazil K001073108
Jan 1, 1987 Allen, P.H. [3737], Panama K000586057
Jan 1, 1978 Imarn, D. (?) [141], Dominica K000449491
Lankester, C.H., Costa Rica 22266.000
Gardner, G. [561], Brazil K001073109
Chalmers, D. [3223], Jamaica K001073112
Rosa, N.A. [3257], Brazil K001073107
Milliken, W. [1766], Brazil K001073111
Cedillo T., R. [279], Mexico Solandra nitida K000063324

First published in Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Handl. 8: 300 (1787)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Bikandu, B., Lukoki, F. & Habari, J.P. (2020). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi) Solanaceae: 1-162. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Edmonds, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa Solanaceae: 1-239.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Gonzalez, F., Nelson Diaz, J. & Lowry, P. (1995). Flora Illustrada de San Andrés y Providencia: 1-281. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Colombia.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Ibarra-Manríquez, G. & al. (2015). Lianas of Mexico Botanical Sciences 93: 365-417.
  • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Pérez-Farrera, M.Á., Martínez-Camilo, R., Martínez-Meléndez, N., Farrera-Sarmiento, O. & Maza-Villalobos, S. (2012). Listado florístico del Cerro Quetzal (Polígono III) de la reserva de la biosfera El Triunfo, Chiapas, México Botanical Sciences 90: 113-142.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Bikandu, B., Lukoki, F. & Habari, J.P. (2020). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi) Solanaceae: 1-162. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Forzza, R.C., Zappi, D. & Souza, V.C. (2016-continuously updated). Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção http://reflora.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/listaBrasil/ConsultaPublicaUC/ResultadoDaConsultaNovaConsulta.do.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Gonzalez, F., Nelson Diaz, J. & Lowry, P. (1995). Flora Illustrada de San Andrés y Providencia: 1-281. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Colombia.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Ibarra-Manríquez, G. & al. (2015). Lianas of Mexico Botanical Sciences 93: 365-417.
  • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Pérez-Farrera, M.Á., Martínez-Camilo, R., Martínez-Meléndez, N., Farrera-Sarmiento, O. & Maza-Villalobos, S. (2012). Listado florístico del Cerro Quetzal (Polígono III) de la reserva de la biosfera El Triunfo, Chiapas, México Botanical Sciences 90: 113-142.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • K. Vetensk.-Acad. Handl. Stockholm 8: 300, t. 11 (1787).

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