Solanum ternatum

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"Solanum diffusum" redirects here. This name has also been applied to other species; see text.
Solanum ternatum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Solanum
Species: S. ternatum
Binomial name
Solanum ternatum
Ruiz & Pav.

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Solanum ternatum is a species of plant in the Solanaceae family. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

S. ternifolium as described by Erich Werdermann is an invalid name for this plant that is sometimes still seen. Altogether, the following synonyms are assigned to this species:[1]

  • Solanum dendrophilum Bitter
  • Solanum diffusum Ruiz & Pav.
S. diffusum Roxb. ex Wall. is S. virginianum L.. S. diffusum Link ex Roem. & Schult. is S. pseudocapsicum.
  • Solanum diffusum var. miozygum (Bitter) J.F.Macbr.
  • Solanum diffusum ssp. miozygum Bitter
  • Solanum feddei Bitter
  • Solanum moritzianum Bitter
  • Solanum semievectum Bitter
  • Solanum semiscandens Bitter
  • Solanum subquinatum Bitter
  • Solanum ternifolium Werderm.

The mysterious S. ternifolium was classified as Data Deficient endemic of Ecuador by the IUCN, before it was synonymized with the widespread S. ternatum.[2]


  1. ^ Solanaceae Source (2004)
  2. ^ Montúfar & Pitman (2004)