Solanum cowiei

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Solanum cowiei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Solanum
Species: S. cowiei
Binomial name
Solanum cowiei

Solanum sp. Litchfield (I.D.Cowie 1428) NT Herbarium

Solanum cowiei is a small fruiting subshrub in the family Solanaceae. It is endemic to the Northern Territory in Australia. The fruit is a green berry, up to 15 mm in diameter, that later becomes black-green and detaches from the calyx.[2]

The species was formally described in 2013 by Christopher T. Martine. The specific epithet honours Dr. Ian Cowie, the Chief Botanist at the Northern Territory Herbarium.[2] It is placed within the "Dioicum Complex" of Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum.[2]


  1. ^ "Solanum cowiei". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Martine, Christopher E.; Symon, David E.; . Evans, Elizabeth C. (2013). "A new cryptically dioecious species of bush tomato (Solanum) from the Northern Territory, Australia". PhytoKeys. 30: 23–31. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.30.6003. ISSN 1314-2003.