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Lycianthes
Lycianthes rantonnetii.jpg
Lycianthes rantonnetii
(Blue potato bush)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Lycianthes
(Dunal) Hassl.
Species

About 200, see text

Lycianthes is a genus of plants from the nightshade family (Solanaceae), found in both the Old World and the New World, but predominantly in the latter. It contains roughly 150 species, mostly from tropical America, with 35-40 species in Asia and the Pacific.

Characteristics[edit]

Lycianthes is apparently closely related to the chili and bell peppers (Capsicum). However, it was long confused with the nightshades (Solanum), and several little-known "Solanum" species presumably belong here.[1]

Species[edit]

Full species list in The Plant List[2]

Species include:

Related species[edit]

Other "Solanum" taxa of unknown identity but presumably belonging into Lycianthes include S. ciliatum Blume ex Miq., S. corniculatum Hiern, S. retrofractum var. acuminatum, S. violaceum Blume, S. violifolium f. typicum, S. virgatum notst β albiflorum, S. uniflorum Lag. and S. uniflorum var. berterianum.[1]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

References[edit]


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7 news items

Cyprus Mail

Cyprus Mail
Sat, 02 Jan 2016 19:03:17 -0800

Lycianthes rantonnetii is better known to us as the Blue Potato Bush and grows exceedingly well in Cyprus. It is also known also as the Blue Solanum bush or Paraguay Nightshade and tolerates dry conditions and extreme heat, so will come through our ...

Times of Malta

Times of Malta
Thu, 29 May 2014 00:41:15 -0700

The blue potato bush is a species of flowering plant that belongs to the nightshade family. Also known as the Paraguay nightshade or the blue lycianthes, it is an evergreen bush with beautiful blue-violet or violet flowers. It is native to Brazil ...

portu.ch

portu.ch
Wed, 29 Jul 2009 03:07:30 -0700

Der Enzianbaum zählt zu den Nachtschattengewächsen. Betrachtet man seine Blüte, dann wundert das einen nicht, denn sie ähnelt der Kartoffelblüte, die ebenfalls zu den Nachtschattengewächsen zählt. Wegen ihrer Ähnlichkeit nennt man das ...

Am J Botany (subscription)

Am J Botany (subscription)
Fri, 08 Sep 2006 11:20:43 -0700

Page 1143 - Revised Fig. 1. Maximum likelihood trees showing placement of Iochrominae within the Solanoideae. Regions analyzed are listed to the upper left of each tree. All trees are shown with branch lengths proportional to the estimated average ...

portu.ch

portu.ch
Wed, 20 May 2009 02:16:56 -0700

Die Vergiftungssymptome ähneln in etwa der einer Tollkirschenvergiftung mit Pupillenerweiterung, trockener Mund und Überwärmung. Der Enzianbaum (Solanum rantonnetii syn. Lycianthes rantonnetii). Die blauen Blüten ähneln auch der Kartoffelblüte.

portu.ch

portu.ch
Sat, 01 Aug 2009 08:56:18 -0700

Beitragsnavigation. Zurück Vorheriger Beitrag: Der Enzianbaum (Solanum rantonnetii, bzw. Lycianthes rantonneti) · Weiter Nächster Beitrag: Araber investieren im Kreis Loulé · Stolz präsentiert von WordPress.
 
portu.ch
Sun, 26 Jul 2009 21:07:30 -0700

Beitragsnavigation. Zurück Vorheriger Beitrag: Zwischen Carvoeiro und Albufeira · Weiter Nächster Beitrag: Der Enzianbaum (Solanum rantonnetii, bzw. Lycianthes rantonneti) · Stolz präsentiert von WordPress.
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