Atropa erecta, Saracha erecta, Saracha zuccagniana, Witheringia zuccagniana
are synonyms of Jaltomata procumbens if the image below is of the type specimen

28 Feb 2013  
Link to Jaltomata homepage The information on this page may be cited as a communication with
professor Thomas Mione, Central Connecticut State University, Biology Department, Copernicus Hall,
1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050-4010 USA

Link to a description of
the genus Jaltomata

Alvarez (1996, page 108) wrote "Saracha zuccagniana G. Don, Gen. Hist. 4:452. 1838. ... = Jaltomata sp. The photographs taken from G herbarium are not the type of S. zuccagniana. The type of this binomial is a plant cultivated at Florence, Italy, same as Atropa erecta Zuccagni."

Notes after study of the above photospecimen owned by NY

  • this photospecimen shows Jaltomata, not Solanum as annotated by a previous worker

  • the image above is of one of the black / purple fruited Jaltomata species

  • If the above image shows the type of Atropa erecta, Atropa erecta is a synonym of Jaltomata procumbens.

  • I can't see a collection locality of Atropa erecta Zuccagni in Roemer Collectanea 1809, pages 129 - 130, shown below.

  • an earlier worker annotated the above photospecimen as Solanum micranthum, visible above.

  • Tilton Davis IV annoted the above photospecimen as Jaltomata in 1975 (annotation only partially showing in this scan).

  • Inflorescences are at least 6-flowered including buds (observation made with dissecting microscope on the photospecimen shown above)

  • I pasted part of page 130 on to the bottom of page 129 before scanning the image below.