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Solanum (Solanaceae) in Ghana

Z. R. Bukenya, J. B. Hall
Bothalia | Vol 18, No 1 | a983 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v18i1.983 | © 1988 Z. R. Bukenya, J. B. Hall | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 October 1988 | Published: 23 October 1988

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Z. R. Bukenya, Botany Department, Makerere University, Uganda
J. B. Hall, Botany Department, University of Ghana, Ghana

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Of the 22 species, subspecies and varieties in the genus  Solanum L. (Solanaceae) that occur in Ghana, about 15 are indigenous. In Ghana serveral members of the genus are utilized as food crops while others are put to medicinal and ornamental use. Up-to-date and detailed descriptions for all the Solanum taxa occurring in Ghana and a key to the species are provided.


food crops; Ghana; indigenous taxa; key; medicinal plants; ornamental plants; <i>Solanum</i>; Solanaceae


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