Solanum betaceum Cav.

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Solanum betaceum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Solanum betaceum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Solanum betaceum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Solanum betaceum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Cyphomandra betacea (Cav.) Sendtn.
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Soft-wooded small tree up to c. 3 m, cultivated in gardens for its edible fruit and occasionally escaping in the Eastern Highlands. Leaves large, ovate, up to 30 cm long, cordate at the base, Flowers in branched inflorescences, pale pinkish; corolla lobes long and narrow, with a waxy texture. Fruit pendent, ovoid, dark red, tomato-like.
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Derivation of specific name: betaceum: of the beet, beet-like
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Worldwide distribution: South America
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Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 273. As Cyphomandra betacea

Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Pages 75 - 77. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Solanum betaceum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Solanum betaceum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Solanum betaceum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Solanum betaceum
African Plant Database: Solanum betaceum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Solanum betaceum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Solanum betaceum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Solanum betaceum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Solanum betaceum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Solanum betaceum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Solanum betaceum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Solanum betaceum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Solanum betaceum
Ispot Southern Africa: Solanum betaceum
JSTOR Plant Science: Solanum betaceum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Solanum betaceum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Solanum betaceum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Solanum betaceum
Tropicos: Solanum betaceum


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Solanum betaceum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150800, retrieved 26 May 2019

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