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Useful Tropical Plants

Solanum alternatopinnatum

Steud.

Solanaceae

+ Synonyms

Solanum juciri Mart. ex Sendtn.

Solanum oleraceum Vell.

Solanum viridipes Dunal

Common Name:

Solanum alternatopinnatum
Ripening fruits
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General Information

Solanum alternatopinnatum is a prickly, climbing, perennial vine. The stems are herbaceous to subwoody and persisting for more than a year[
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Title
Solanaceae Source
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://solanaceaesource.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Incredible detail on all the species in Solanum (now also including the Tomatoes which were formerly in Lycopersicon). The site will eventually include all other Genera within the Solanaceae.
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The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

Although providing many well-known foods for people, including the potato, tomato, pepper and aubergine, most plants in the family Solanaceae also contain poisonous alkaloids. Unless there are specific entries with information on edible uses, it would be unwise to ingest any part of this plant[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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Botanical References

435
Title
Solanaceae Source
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://solanaceaesource.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Incredible detail on all the species in Solanum (now also including the Tomatoes which were formerly in Lycopersicon). The site will eventually include all other Genera within the Solanaceae.

Range

S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, southern, central and eastern Brazil.

Habitat

Forested areas at elevations from 100 - 950 metres[
435
Title
Solanaceae Source
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://solanaceaesource.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Incredible detail on all the species in Solanum (now also including the Tomatoes which were formerly in Lycopersicon). The site will eventually include all other Genera within the Solanaceae.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial Climber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of mainly lowland areas in the subtropics to tropics, found at elevations from 100 - 950 metres[
435
Title
Solanaceae Source
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://solanaceaesource.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Incredible detail on all the species in Solanum (now also including the Tomatoes which were formerly in Lycopersicon). The site will eventually include all other Genera within the Solanaceae.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are diuretic and narcotic[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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