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Taxon: Solanum caripense Dunal

Genus: Solanum subgenus: Potatoe section: Basarthrum
Family: Solanaceae subfamily: Solanoideae tribe: Solaneae
Nomen number: 100937
Place of publication: Solan. syn. 8. 1816
Name verified on: 30-Nov-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-Nov-2010
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
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  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • llorón   (Source: Potato WR ) – Spanish
  • mamoncillo   (Source: Potato WR ) – Spanish
  • pepino llorón   (Source: Cornucopia ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: crop quality for pepino   (fide Food Res Int 44:1928-1929. 2011)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of pepino   (fide Anderson & Jansen 1995)
  • Gene sources: probable progenitor of pepino   (fide Anderson & Jansen 1995)

Distributional range:

    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru


  • Anderson, G. & R. K. Jansen. 1995. Contributions to the study of the origin and relationships of the 'Pepino dulce,' Solanum muricatum (Abstract). Amer. J. Bot. 82(6S):111.
  • Anderson, G. et al. 1996. The origin and relationships of the pepino, Solanum muricatum (Solanaceae): DNA restriction fragment evidence. Econ. Bot. 50:369–380.
  • Blanca, J. M. et al. 2007. AFLP and DNA sequence variation in an Andean domesticate, pepino (Solanum muricatum, Solanaceae): implications for evolution and domestication. Amer. J. Bot. 94:1219–1229.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Correll, D. S. 1962. The potato and its wild relatives. Contr. Texas Res. Found., Bot. Stud. 4:1-606.
  • Correll, D. S. 1962. The potato and its wild relatives. Contr. Texas Res. Found., Bot. Stud. 4:1-606. 53.
  • Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants.
  • IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75.
  • Nee, M. 1999. Synopsis of Solanum in the New World. P. 298 in: Nee, M. et al., eds., Solanaceae IV: advances in biology and utilization.
  • PBI Solanum Project. Solanaceae source: a global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family (on-line resource).
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rodríguez-Burrueso, A. et al. 2011. Breeding strategies for improving the performance and fruit quality of the pepino (Solanum muricatum): A model for the enhancement of underutilized exotic fruits. Food Res. Int. 44:1927–1935.
  • Rodriguez-Burruezo, A. et al. 2003. Wild relatives can contribute to the improvement of fruit quality in pepino (Solanum muricatum) - Generation means analysis shows that S. caripense and S. tabanoense are useful for improving sugar and acid contents. Euphytica 129:311–318.
  • Stiefkens, L. et al. 1999. Karyotypic studies in artificial hybrids of Solanum Sections Anarrhichomenum and Basarthrum (Solanaceae). Austral. J. Bot. 47:147–155.

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