Solanum crinitum Lam.

First published in Tabl. Encycl. 2: 20
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical America. It is used as a medicine and for food.


Native to:

Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela

Introduced into:

Myanmar, Trinidad-Tobago


Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590. Smithsonian Institution.
  • PBI Solanum Project (2014-continuously updated). Solanaceae Source: a global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • 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.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R., & Celis, M. (eds.). (2020). Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia. v1.1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dataset/Checklist.
  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.
  • Diazgranados, M., Allkin, B., Black N., Cámara-Leret, R., Canteiro C., Carretero J., Eastwood R., Hargreaves S., Hudson A., Milliken W., Nesbitt, M., Ondo, I., Patmore, K., Pironon, S., Turner, R., Ulian, T. (2020). World Checklist of Useful Plant Species. Produced by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity.
  • FPI (2021). Food Plants International.
  • (2021). GBIF species matching tool.
  • IUCN (2021). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2021-2.
  • Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) v.10 (2021);

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Nov 1, 2013 Spruce [1284], Brazil K000983088 Yes
Nov 1, 2013 Gardner [2267], Brazil K000983300 Yes
Oct 8, 2013 Spruce, R. [s.n.], Brazil K000983317 Yes
Jan 1, 2013 Burchell [972A], Brazil K000983045 Yes
Apr 1, 2007 Projeto Flora Cristalino [7], Mato Grosso K000447769 Yes
Dec 1, 2003 Eden, M.J. [25], Brazil K000983046 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Philcox, D. [3359], Brazil K000983049 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Archer, W.A. [7875], Brazil K000983315 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Ratter, J.A. [1164], Brazil K000983050 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Dahlgren, B.E. [278], Brazil K000983314 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Spruce [790], Brazil K000983044 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Irwin, E.S. [21416], Brazil K000982045 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Spruce [790], Brazil K000983318 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Argent, G. [6616], Brazil K000983054 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Eiten, G. [10260], Brazil K000983040 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Eiten, G. [4495], Brazil K000983041 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Archer, W.A. [7875], Brazil K000983087 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Ratter, J.A. [1283], Brazil K000983051 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Archer, W.A. [7875], Brazil K000983086 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Smith, D. [335], Brazil K000983047 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Traill, J.W.H. [591], Brazil K000983085 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Glaziou [11365], Brazil K000983298 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Philcox, D. [3130], Brazil K000983053 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Blanchet [2902], Bahia K000590055 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Blanchet [2902], Bahia K000590056 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Spruce, R. [790], Brazil K000983319 Yes
Jan 1, 1988 Pearsom, H.P.N. [62], Brazil K000983058 Yes
Jan 1, 1987 Nee, M. [34657], Brazil K000983295 Yes
Jan 1, 1986 Thomas, W. [3900], Brazil K000983052 Yes
Jan 1, 1986 Silva, M.B. [44], Brazil K000983313 Yes
Jan 1, 1985 Mori, S. [17307], Brazil K000983043 Yes
Jan 1, 1984 Amaral, I.L. [819], Brazil K000983055 Yes
Jan 1, 1983 Amaral, I.L. [977], Brazil K000983084 Yes
Jan 1, 1983 s.coll. [s.n.] K000983312 Yes
Jan 1, 1983 Traill, J.W.H. [592], Brazil K000983316 Yes
Jan 1, 1983 Burchell [9000], Brazil K000983296 Yes
Jan 1, 1973 Irwin, H.S. [17463], Brazil K000983057 Yes
Jan 1, 1973 Irwin, H.S. [6328], Brazil K000983056 Yes
Jul 4, 1905 Madriñan, S. [1025], Colombia K000788405 Yes
Gardner [2267], Brazil K000983299 Yes
Traill, J.W.H. [591], Guyana K000545774 Yes
Henkel, T.W. [5466], Guyana K001161495 Yes
s.coll [2906], Guyana K001161498 Yes
Nee, M. [34352], Brazil K001161529 Yes
Barroso, G.M. [285], Brazil K001161532 Yes
Santos, J.L. [916], Brazil K001161546 Yes
Quelch, J.J. [134], Guyana K001161505 Yes
Waby, J.F. [s.n.], Guyana K001161497 Yes
Jenman, G.S. [882], Guyana K001161488 Yes
Lasseign, A. [P21163], Brazil K001161543 Yes
Furlan, A. [296], Brazil K001161535 Yes
Jansen-Jacobs, M.J. [1515], Guyana K000545789 Yes
Kalbreyer [1674], Colombia K001163764 Yes
Duarte, A.P. [5225], Brazil K001161514 Yes
Jansen-Jacobs, M.J. [6644], Suriname K001161494 Yes
Sagot, P. [1012], French Guiana K001161511 Yes
Abraham [19], Guyana K001161503 Yes
Cid, C.A. [4486], Brazil K001161530 Yes
Parker [s.n.], Guyana K001161492 Yes
André, É.-.F. [1091] K001163765 Yes
Wessels Boer, J.G. [1202], Suriname K001161510 Yes
Dubs, B. [1476], Brazil K000545791 Yes
Schatz, G.E. [1008], Brazil K001161521 Yes
Stoffers, A.L. [113], Guyana K000545777 Yes
Pirani, J.R. [1627], Brazil K001161536 Yes
Plowman, T. [2746], Brazil K000545773 Yes
Gleason, H.A. [282], Guyana K001161489 Yes
Nelson, B.W. [1221], Brazil K001161541 Yes
Nee, M. [34408], Brazil K001161525 Yes
Lister [33], Venezuela K001163768 Yes
Lindeman, J.C. [15], Suriname K001161508 Yes
Amaral, I.L. [1131], Brazil K001161517 Yes
Plowman, T.C. [4194], Colombia K001163766 Yes
Smith, D. [335], Brazil K000983048 Yes
Bona Nascimento, M.S. [234], Brazil K001161537 Yes
Nee, M. [43011], Brazil K001161542 Yes
Harley, R.M. [18591], Brazil K001161531 Yes
Abraham [19], Guyana K001161502 Yes
Maas, P.J.M. [286], Brazil K001161544 Yes
Martinelli, G. [4879], Brazil K001161513 Yes
Nee, M. [34507], Brazil K001161524 Yes
Eiten, G. [10845], Brazil K001161538 Yes
Zarucchi, J.L. [1109], Colombia K001163767 Yes
André, É.F. [1091] K001163761 Yes
Knapp, S. [6726], Venezuela K000545816 Yes
Drake [s.n.], Guyana K001161491 Yes
Maas, P.J.M. [286], Brazil K001161545 Yes
Prance, G.T. [1817], Brazil K001161515 Yes
Colchester [2275], Venezuela K001163769 Yes
Davis, E.W. [87], Colombia K000545812 Yes
Thurn, E.F. im [s.n.], Guyana K001161501 Yes
Lindeman, J.C. [656], Suriname K000545771 Yes
Ribeiro, J.E.L.S. [1295], Brazil K001161540 Yes
Eden, M.J. [CAE/MJE/126], Colombia K000545813 Yes
Sperling, C.R. [5684], Brazil K001161516 Yes
Secco, R.S. [139], Brazil K001161518 Yes
Myers, J.G. [5756], Guyana K001161490 Yes
Waby, J.F. [s.n.], Guyana K001161496 Yes
Hostmann [1270], Suriname K001161504 Yes
Lindeman, J.C. [15], Suriname K001161507 Yes
Jenman [6281], Guyana K001161493 Yes
Nee, M. [34732], Brazil K001161526 Yes
s.coll [F170], Guyana K001161499 Yes
Davis, D.H. [22], Guyana K001161509 Yes
Maas, P.J.M. [s.n.], Guyana K000545770 Yes
Sette Silva, E.L. [752], Brazil K001161528 Yes
Eiten, G. [10260], Brazil K001161519 Yes
Cid Ferreira, C.A. [5388], Brazil K001161539 Yes
Schultes, R.E. [26055], Colombia K001163760 Yes
Harley, R.M. [22239], Brazil K001161533 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Guyana K001161500 Yes
Pickersgill, B. [Ru72-330], Brazil K000545772 Yes
Teixeira, L.O.A. [644], Brazil K001161523 Yes
Milliken, W. [2132], Brazil K001161527 Yes
Kalbreyer [1474], Colombia K000545811 Yes
Hatschbach, G. [61990], Brazil K001161534 Yes
Plowman, T. [2746], Brazil K001161512 Yes
Oliveira, M.A.F. [s.n.], Brazil K000983308 Yes
Stannard, B.L. [68], Venezuela K000545815 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [R7808], Brazil K001161520 Yes
Hostmann [s.n.], Suriname K000545776 Yes
Plowman, T.C. [4194], Colombia K000545814 Yes
André, É.-.F. [K.703] K001163762 Yes
Lowe, J. [4068], Brazil K000983297 Yes
Lisbao, A. [77], Brazil K001161522 Yes
s.coll [1674] K001163763 Yes
Hoffman, B. [1348], Guyana K001161506 Yes
Persaud, R. [1623], Guyana K000545775 Yes


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