Database details

Full name:

Solanaceae Source

Short name:

Solanaceae Source


200811, Nov 2008

Release date:

November 20th, 2008


S Knapp, L Walley, L Bohs, M Nee & D Spooner (eds)

Taxonomic coverage:

Plantae – Magnoliophyta – Magnoliopsida – Solanales – Solanaceae – genus Solanum

Number of species names:

1,082 accepted names; 2,101 synonyms

Number of infraspecies names:

19 accepted names; 1,476 synonyms

Number of common names:


Total number of names:



Solanaceae Source is a database of names and descriptions of all taxa in the genus Solanum. The database is the result of the project “PBI Solanum – a worldwide treatment”, funded by the National Science Foundation under the Planetary Biodiversity Inventory program (award DEB-0316614), with some additional funding provided by the SYNTHESYS Project ( which is financed by European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP6 programme “Structuring the European Research Area”.


PBI Solanum project; University of Utah, United States Department of Agriculture, New York Botanical Garden, USA; Natural History Museum, London, UK

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