Solanaceae Source

A global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family

Dr Stephen Stern

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Dr
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Stephen
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Stern
Institution: 
Colorado Mesa University
Area of Taxonomic Interest: 
Solanaceae
Country: 
United States
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Project staff & students
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My PhD project centered on the taxonomy and phylogeny of the genus Solanum. My main interest lies in Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum or the "spiny solanums". I am currently finishing a revision on a non-spiny section Gonatotrichum that is notable for its explosive fruit dehiscence. My PhD dissertation included a monograph on section Micracantha as well as clarification of the phylogeny of the spiny solanums.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith