Solanaceae Source

A global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family


Molecular data from chloroplast ndhF sequences identify about 13 major clades within Solanum (Bohs, 2005). The schematic view of the relationships of these major clades is provided below. It is this scheme that is being used to order the taxa for the PBI Solanum project. Select a clade name to view the accepted species contained within it:

For more information on Solanum phylogeny take a look at the Solanum description.


  • Bohs, L. (2005) Major clades in Solanum based in ndhF sequences. Pp. 27-49 in R. C. Keating, V. C. Hollowell, & T. B. Croat (eds.), A festschrift for William G. D’Arcy: the legacy of a taxonomist. Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden, Vol. 104. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
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