Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Flore d'Afrique centrale, nouvelle série, Spermatophyta: Solanaceae.

Abstract

A flora treatment for the Solanaceae occurring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Burundi is provided. In this region, the family is represented by 15 genera and 61 species: Browallia (1 species), Brugmansia (3 species), Brunfelsia (2 species), Capsicum (2 species), Cestrum (3 species), Datura (3 species), Discopodium (1 species), Petunia (1 species), Physalis (3 species), Nicandra (1 species), Nicotiana (2 species), Schwenckia (1 species), Solandra (1 species), Solanum (36 species) and Withania (1 species). User-friendly keys to all taxa are included. The inclusion of the genera Cyphomandra and Lycopersicon into Solanum is accepted. A fair number of species has been introduced, either as cultivated plants or as weeds, and may now be encountered within the Flora region in the wild. All species come with a full morphological description, their most important synonyms, data on their distribution, habitat, vernacular names and uses, as well as references to supplementary literature and the citation of representative herbarium specimens. The work is illustrated with 44 line drawings.