Solanum betaceum Cav.

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Solanum betaceum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Solanum betaceum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Solanum betaceum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Solanum betaceum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Cyphomandra betacea (Cav.) Sendtn.
Common names: Tamarillo (English) Tree tomato (English)
Frequency:
Status: Possibly naturalised
Description:
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.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: betaceum: of the beet, beet-like
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Worldwide distribution: South America
Malawi distribution: C
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).

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 Cyphomandra betacea

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Flora of Zambia: 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
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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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Solanum betaceum
JSTOR Plant Science: Solanum betaceum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Solanum betaceum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Solanum betaceum
Plants of the World Online: Solanum betaceum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Solanum betaceum
Tropicos: Solanum betaceum
Wikipedia: Solanum betaceum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Solanum betaceum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150800, retrieved 23 September 2019

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