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|Family: Solanaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lycopersicon||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Habit: Erect or reclining, often fleshy, from taproot. Leaf: 10--20 cm. Inflorescence: few-flowered; peduncle 1.5--4 cm; bracts generally 0. Fruit: 3--12 cm wide, spheric, compressed, or pear-shaped, yellow-green to red.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, abandoned fields, roadsides; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: GV, SnFrB, SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to South America. Flowering Time: Summer--fall
Synonyms: Solanum lycopersicum L.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael H. Nee
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lycopersicon
Next taxon: Lycopersicon peruvianum
Citation for this treatment: Michael H. Nee 2016. Lycopersicon esculentum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32229, accessed on October 21, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 21, 2016.