Localities documented in Tropicos sources
United States (North America)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
- SPECIMEN BASED RECORD. Published protolog data. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/9990002
- Anonymous. 1986. List-Based Rec., Soil Conserv. Serv., U.S.D.A. Database of the U.S.D.A., Beltsville. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1103
- Gleason, H. A. 1968. The Sympetalous Dicotyledoneae. vol. 3. 596 pp. In H. A. Gleason Ill. Fl. N. U.S. (ed. 3). New York Botanical Garden, New York. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1707
- Lehr, J. H. 1978. Cat. Fl. Arizona http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/26571
- Kearney, T. H. & R. Peebles. 1951. Arizona Fl. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/26583
- Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Man. Vasc. Pl. Texas i–xv, 1–1881. The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1493
- Fernald, M. 1950. Manual (ed. 8) i–lxiv, 1–1632. American Book Co., New York. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1327
- Cronquist, A. J., A. H. Holmgren, N. H. Holmgren, J. L. Reveal & P. K. Holmgren. 1984. Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A. 4: 1–573. In A. J. Cronquist, A. H. Holmgren, N. H. Holmgren, J. L. Reveal & P. K. Holmgren (eds.) Intermount. Fl. Hafner Pub. Co., New York. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1695
Regularity: Regularly occurring
HabitHerbaceous tuber-bearing perennials 0.2-0.5 m tall. Stems 2-5 mm in diameter at base of plant.
Sympodial StructureSympodial units typically 3-6-foliate.
LeavesPseudostipules to 10 mm long, pinnatifid. Leaves odd-pinnate, 7-15 cm long, 4-9 cm wide, glabrescent and glandular adaxially and abaxially; petioles 1.5-3.5 cm long; lateral leaflet pairs 3-4, the second most distal lateral leaflets larger than the most distal, then the size of the lateral leaflets diminishing gradually towards the base of the leaf; most distal lateral leaflets 3-5 cm long, 0.7-2 cm wide, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, apex acute, base oblique, sessile, strongly decurrent on the rachis; terminal leaflet 4-6.5 cm long, 1-2.5 cm wide, lanceolate, apex acute to acuminate, base attenuate; interjected leaflets absent.
InflorescencesInflorescence a dichasially branched, ebracteate, monochasial or dichasial cyme, 2-3 forked, generally in the distal half of the plant, with 4-10 flowers, all flowers perfect, peduncle 1-6 cm long; pedicels 16 -30 mm long, articulate between the proximal ¼ and the distal ¼.
FlowersFlowers with the calyx up to 6 mm long, lobes oblong, apiculate to caudate, acumens 1-2.5 mm long. Corollas 2.8-3.5 cm in diameter, stellate, without acumens, edges of corolla flat, not folded dorsally, white. Anthers 6 mm long, connate, yellow, apically poricidally dehiscent and often maturing to a short introrse apical slit, filaments 1-4 mm long. Ovary with style 12-14 mm long, exceeding stamens by 5-6 mm, straight, with stigma globose.
FruitsFruits 1 cm in diameter, globose, green throughout.
SeedsSeeds from living specimens green-white throughout, ovoid, ca. 2 mm long, with a thick covering of “hair-like” lateral walls of the testal cells that make the seeds mucilaginous when wet. Removal of these hair-like lateral walls by enzyme digestion reveals a honeycomb pattern at their base.
Catalog Number: US 489307
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): Collector unknown
Year Collected: 1898
Locality: Fort Collins, College Farm., Colorado, United States, North America
- Isotype: Bitter, F. A. G. 1912. Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 11: 444.
Life History and Behavior
Evolution and Systematics
Systematics or Phylogenetics
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Solanum jamesii
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Solanum jamesii
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
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