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Solanum (Solanaceae) in Uganda

Z. R. Bukenya, J. F. Carasco
Bothalia | Vol 25, No 1 | a711 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v25i1.711 | © 1995 Z. R. Bukenya, J. F. Carasco | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 October 1995 | Published: 09 October 1995

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Z. R. Bukenya, Department of Botany. Makerere University, Uganda
J. F. Carasco, Department of Biochemistry. Makerere University, Uganda

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Of the 41 species, subspecies and cultivar groups in the genus Solanum L. (Solanaceae) that occur in Uganda, about 30 are indigenous. In Uganda several members of the genus are utilised as food crops while others are put to medicinal and ornamental use. Some members are notorious weeds. A key to the species and descriptions of all Solanum species occurring in Uganda are provided.


food crops; indigenous taxa; key. medicinal plants; ornamentals; <i>Solanum</i>. Solanaceae. Uganda; weeds


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