A new species of spiny Solanum (Solanaceae) from Peru

  title={A new species of spiny Solanum (Solanaceae) from Peru},
  author={S. Stern},
  pages={27 - 34}
  • S. Stern
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PhytoKeys
Abstract A new species of Solanum is described from Peru. Solanum junctum S. Stern & M. Nee, sp nov. is a member of the Torva clade of the spiny solanums (Leptostemonum clade). The narrow corolla lobes and recurved prickles of Solanum junctum are similar to species in the Micracantha clade, but Solanum junctum differs in its branched inflorescences and upright green fruits. These characteristics are shared with other members the Torva clade; within this section Solanum junctum is… Expand
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