Peru, October - November 2005
Collection trip: Republic of PeruDate collected:October 2005 to November 2005
A group of Solanum species – section Regmandra – are found only on lomas. Collections were made at:
- Lomas de Flor de Amamcaes
- Lomas de Iguanil
- variente del Serpentin Pasamayo
- Lomas de Pachacámac
- Cerro Reque
- Cerro Campana.
Solanum montanum L. was the most common species we found (Figs. 2, 3), but we also collected S. multifidum Lam. (Figs. 4, 5). Solanum montanum is remarkable as some specimens have an underground swollen stem (Fig. 3), although it is not closely related to the potato.
Fieldwork was carried out in collaboration with the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (USM) and Universidad Nacional de La Libertad-Trujillo (HUT). We wish to acknowledge the assistance of Asunción A. Cano (USM), Eric Rodríguez Rodríguez (HUT), Hector Aponte (USM), Suzi Castillo (USM), and Marybel Morales Rojas (USM).