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
Solanum corymbiflorum is an evergreen shrub or small tree usually growing around 50 - 300cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and a food.
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[
Unless there are specific entries with information on edible uses, it would be unwise to ingest any part of this plant[
S. America - southern Brazil, northeast Argentina
Understory of Araucaria stands, cloud forest, and disturbed areas such as clearings, fields, and stream margins, at elevations from 200 - 2,000 metres[
Solanum corymbiflorum is native to the warm temperate and subtropical climates of southern Brazil and adjoining Argentina. It is unlikely to tolerate much frost.
Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. 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[
]. The fruit is an ellipsoidal to globose, greenish to yellow-green or yellowish with darker longitudinal stripes berry, around 10 - 30mm x 8 - 20mm[
The leaves are applied on swollen or inflamed legs caused by an infection, in scabies, tick bite, boils, mastitis, low back pain and otitis[
The plant has been shown to have anti-edematogenic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities[
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[