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Useful Temperate Plants

Solanum corymbiflorum

(Sendtn.) Bohs

Solanaceae

+ Synonyms

Cyphomandra corymbiflora Sendtn.

Cyphomandra kleinii L.B.Sm. & Downs

Cyphomandra macrophylla L.B.Sm. & Downs

Cyphomandra mortoniana L.B.Sm. & Downs

Cyphomandra patrum L.B.Sm. & Downs

Common Name: Baga de Veado

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General Information

Solanum corymbiflorum is an evergreen shrub or small tree usually growing around 50 - 300cm tall[
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Title
Solanaceae Source
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://solanaceaesource.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Incredible detail on all the species in Solanum (now also including the Tomatoes which were formerly in Lycopersicon). The site will eventually include all other Genera within the Solanaceae.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and a food.

Known Hazards

Although providing many well-known foods for people, including the potato, tomato, pepper and aubergine, most species in this genus also contain toxic alkaloids. Whilst these alkaloids can make the plant useful in treaing a range of medical conditions, they can also cause problems such as nausea, vomiting, salivation, drowsiness, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, weakness and respiratory depression[
293
Title
Poisonous Plants of North Carolina
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/poison/poison.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent concise but comprehensive guide to toxic plants that grow in N. Carolina. It lists even those plants that are of very low toxicity, including several well-known food plants such as carrots and potatoes.
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Unless there are specific entries with information on edible uses, it would be unwise to ingest any part of this plant[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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Botanical References

435
Title
Solanaceae Source
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://solanaceaesource.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Incredible detail on all the species in Solanum (now also including the Tomatoes which were formerly in Lycopersicon). The site will eventually include all other Genera within the Solanaceae.

Range

S. America - southern Brazil, northeast Argentina

Habitat

Understory of Araucaria stands, cloud forest, and disturbed areas such as clearings, fields, and stream margins, at elevations from 200 - 2,000 metres[
435
Title
Solanaceae Source
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://solanaceaesource.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Incredible detail on all the species in Solanum (now also including the Tomatoes which were formerly in Lycopersicon). The site will eventually include all other Genera within the Solanaceae.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height2.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Solanum corymbiflorum is native to the warm temperate and subtropical climates of southern Brazil and adjoining Argentina. It is unlikely to tolerate much frost.

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or cooked[
1438
Title
Food Plants in the Americas: A Survey of the Domesticated, Cultivated, and Wild Plants Used for Human Food in North,
Publication
 
Author
Kermath B.M.; Bennett B.C.' Pulsipher L.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
A pre-publication draft of an amazing, on-going work first started in 1985. It contains information on more than 3,900 taxa from the Americas - from Arctic regions to the Tropics
]. When mature with a green pulp, the fruit possesses a very sweet flavour and pleasant aroma. In the form of juices it has mild foaming and a potential for making syrup, jams, liqueurs and other desserts[
1785
Title
Antioxidant Activity and Phytochemical Composition of Solanum corymbiflorum Fractions (Leaves and Fruits)
Publication
Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 2016, Vol. 4, No. 11, 736-741
Author
Piana M. et al
Website
http://10.12691/jfnr-4-11-6.
Publisher
 
Year
2016
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The fruit is an ellipsoidal to globose, greenish to yellow-green or yellowish with darker longitudinal stripes berry, around 10 - 30mm x 8 - 20mm[
435
Title
Solanaceae Source
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://solanaceaesource.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Incredible detail on all the species in Solanum (now also including the Tomatoes which were formerly in Lycopersicon). The site will eventually include all other Genera within the Solanaceae.
].

Medicinal

The leaves are applied on swollen or inflamed legs caused by an infection, in scabies, tick bite, boils, mastitis, low back pain and otitis[
1785
Title
Antioxidant Activity and Phytochemical Composition of Solanum corymbiflorum Fractions (Leaves and Fruits)
Publication
Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 2016, Vol. 4, No. 11, 736-741
Author
Piana M. et al
Website
http://10.12691/jfnr-4-11-6.
Publisher
 
Year
2016
ISBN
 
Description
 
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The plant has been shown to have anti-edematogenic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities[
1785
Title
Antioxidant Activity and Phytochemical Composition of Solanum corymbiflorum Fractions (Leaves and Fruits)
Publication
Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 2016, Vol. 4, No. 11, 736-741
Author
Piana M. et al
Website
http://10.12691/jfnr-4-11-6.
Publisher
 
Year
2016
ISBN
 
Description
 
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of greenwood in a frame[
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Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
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