Lycopersicon esculentum

Scientific name: Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Botanical family: SOLANACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • tomat


  • tomate

Dominican Republic:

  • tomate

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Annual, erect or decumbent herb up to 2 m tall with glandular hairs with characteristic strong odour.  Leaves petiolate, spirally arranged, pinnate, leaflets ovate, ovate-lanceolate, margins serrate-dentate, tip acute.  Inflorescence cymose; flowers actinomorphic, calyx deeply divided, segments lanceolate, pilose-glandulose, corolla yellow, 10 to 16 mm wide; fruit a globose berry, red when ripe, 1-15 cm in diameter.







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