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SOLANACEAE

NIGHTSHADE FAMILY

Michael Nee

Annual to shrub
Leaves generally simple, generally alternate, generally petioled; stipules 0; blade entire to deeply lobed
Inflorescence various
Flower bisexual; calyx lobes generally 5; corolla ± radial, cylindric to rotate, lobes generally 5; stamens 5, alternate corolla lobes; ovary superior, generally 2-chambered, style 1
Fruit: berry or capsule, 2–5-chambered
Genera in family: 75 genera, 3000 species: worldwide, especially ± tropical; many alien weeds in CA; many cultivated for food, drugs, or ornamental (potato, tomato, peppers, tobacco, petunia); many TOXIC.

LYCOPERSICON

TOMATO

Annual or perennial herb, sticky-glandular, aromatic
Leaf irregularly odd-1–2-pinnate
Inflorescence: raceme; pedicels jointed
Flower often nodding; parts generally 5; calyx divided nearly to base; corolla reflexed, yellow; anthers > filaments, cone-like around style, tapered, sterile at tips; stigma exserted from anther cone
Fruit: berry, green to red, juicy
Seeds: coat gelatinous
Species in genus: ± 6 species: w South America., C.Am
Etymology: (Greek: wolf peach, from supposed toxic properties)
Reference: [Muller 1940 USDA Misc Publ 382]

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