A new tetraploid species of Solanum section Solanum (Solanaceae) from Tanzania

M.L.K. Manoko, G.M. Weerden, van der, R.G. Berg, van den, C. Mariani

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Solanum umalilaense Manoko sp. nov. (Solanaceae) is described from the Umalila area, in the southern highlands of Tanzania. Its novelty is supported with both morphological and AFLP data. Phenetic and phylogenetic analyses place Solanum umalilaense as a unique and well-supported taxon among tetraploid species of Solanum sect. Solanum from Africa. It can be distinguished from other African species by its extremely developed branching, each branch producing many multi-flowered inflorescences, flowers with short calyx lobes and its persistent, small, light yellowish brown fruits
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-74
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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