Research Article

Wild Relatives of the Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.: Solanaceae): New Understanding of Species Names in a Complex Group

  • Sandra Knapp mail,

    Affiliation: Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom

  • Maria S. Vorontsova,

    Affiliation: Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom

  • Jaime Prohens

    Affiliation: Instituto de Conservación y Mejora de la Agrodiversidad Valenciana, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain

  • Published: February 22, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057039

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Posted by samuels2013 on 20 Mar 2013 at 14:48 GMT

Please do you have any comments on the affinities of the specimen used for the drawing in Figure 2E (Friis et al 8107)?

Figure 2E (Friis et al. 8107) and Figure 2F (Friis 8505) are both from Ethiopia and seem morphologically disparate; how might such localised variation relate to the proposal of a north-south cline (in morphological variation) in S. campylacanthum sensu Knapp et al?

No competing interests declared.