The Solanaceae Source web site is one of the products of a five year project: Planetary Biodiversity Inventory (PBI) Solanum: A worldwide treatment.
The aim of the project was to produce a worldwide taxonomic monograph of the species of the plant genus Solanum, organised by a robust phylogenetic framework.
The project began in January 2004 and was just one of four inventories funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the first round of funding for the PBI Initiative.
Grant number: DEB-0316614
The project was made possible through collaborations between Solanaceae specialists worldwide, with principal investigators from: