(Blue potato bush)
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.
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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.
Full species list in The Plant List
- Lycianthes australis (C.V.Morton) Hunz. & Barboza
- Lycianthes biflora (Lour.) Bitter
- Lycianthes denticulata (Blume) Bitter
- Lycianthes hypochrysea
- Lycianthes laevis (Dunal) Bitter
- Lycianthes lycioides (L.) Hassl.
- Lycianthes mociniana (Dunal) Bitter – tlanochtle (Nahuatl)
- Lycianthes rantonnetii (Carrière) Bitter – blue potato bush
- Lycianthes rimbachii
- Lycianthes shanesii (F.Muell.) A.R.Bean
- "Solanum chrysophyllum"
- "Solanum lanuginosum"
- "Solanum loxense"
- "Solanum mucronatum" – "pepino"
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.
- Solanaceae Source: Solanaceae Source: A global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- Lycianthes in The Plant List (2010). Version 1. Published on the Internet
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