Solanum lycopersicum L.

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Solanum lycopersicum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge

Solanum lycopersicum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge

Solanum lycopersicum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge

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Synonyms: Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Lycopersicon lycopersicum (L.) Karsten
Solanum esculentum L.
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Description: Sprawling or sub-erect short-lived herb, widely cultivated for its edible fruit. It is known as an occasional escape from cultivation. All parts of the plant covered in long viscid hairs. Leaves pinnatisect, divided to the midrib. Flowers in lateral raceme-like heads on long peduncles, yellow. Fruit - the well-known tomato - bright red when ripe.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to South America.
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Insects associated with this species: Chrysodeixis chalcites (Food plant)
Eudocima materna (Larval foodplant)
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Literature:

Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Pages 69 - 70.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 79. As Solanum esculentum

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 100.

Other sources of information about Solanum lycopersicum:

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Flora of Malawi: Solanum lycopersicum
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Solanum lycopersicum
Flora of Mozambique: Solanum lycopersicum
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Solanum lycopersicum
Flora of Zambia: Solanum lycopersicum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Solanum lycopersicum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Solanum lycopersicum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Solanum lycopersicum
African Plant Database: Solanum lycopersicum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Solanum lycopersicum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Solanum lycopersicum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Solanum lycopersicum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Solanum lycopersicum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Solanum lycopersicum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Solanum lycopersicum
iNaturalist: Solanum lycopersicum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Solanum lycopersicum
JSTOR Plant Science: Solanum lycopersicum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Solanum lycopersicum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Solanum lycopersicum
Plants of the World Online: Solanum lycopersicum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Solanum lycopersicum
Tropicos: Solanum lycopersicum
Wikipedia: Solanum lycopersicum


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Solanum lycopersicum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=150790, retrieved 4 August 2020

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