Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
    (Nightshade Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BAINGAN FAMILY (बैंगन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : SOLANACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Lycopersicon cerasiforme Dunal; Solanum humboldtii Willd.; Solanum lycopersicum L.; Lycopersicon lycopersicum (L.) H.Karst.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
  • Common name : Tomato Plant
  • Vernacular name : Tamatar (Hindi); Tomato hannu (Kannada); Thakkaali (Tamil); Tomato, Rama mulaga (Telugu); Tamatar, Bilati, Bilati baigan (Oria); Thakkali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Commonly cultivated, often as an escape.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Native : Central & South America
  • World Distribution : Cultivated world-over
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Lycopersicon esculentum. Downloaded on 6 June 2020.

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