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Taxon: Solanum betaceum Cav.

Genus: Solanum subgenus: Cyphomandra section: Pachyphylla
Family: Solanaceae subfamily: Solanoideae tribe: Solaneae.
Nomen number: 100825
Place of publication: Anales Hist. Nat. 1:44. 1799
Name verified on: 20-Nov-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 20-Nov-2010
Species priority site is: Potato Germplasm Introduction Station (NR6).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • tree-tomato   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • arbre à tomates   (Source: Dict Rehm [as Cyphomandra betacea]) – French
  • tomate de La Paz   (Source: Pl GR Newsl [as Cyphomandra betacea]) – French
  • tomate en arbre   (Source: Dict Rehm [as Cyphomandra betacea]) – French
  • Baumtomate   (Source: Dict Rehm [as Cyphomandra betacea]) – German
  • tomate-de-árvore   (Source: F Neotrop 63:56.1994 [as Cyphomandra betacea]) – Portuguese
  • tomate-francês   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005 [as Cyphomandra betacea]) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • tomateiro-arbusto   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005 [as Cyphomandra betacea]) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • tamarillo   (Source: Lost Crops Incas [as Cyphomandra betacea]) – Spanish
  • tomate de árbol   (Source: Pl GR Newsl [as Cyphomandra betacea]) – Spanish
  • tomate serrano   (Source: Pl GR Newsl [as Cyphomandra betacea]) – Spanish
  • trädtomat   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Human food: fruit   (fide F. Nuez et al. 1993, as Cyphomandra betacea; F Neotrop 63:56. 1994, as Cyphomandra betacea)

Distributional range:

    Western South America: Bolivia [s.]
    Southern South America: Argentina - Jujuy, Salta, Santiago del Estero, Tucuman

  • naturalized elsewhere in tropics

  • also cultivated in tropics




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  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.
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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (16 April 2014)

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