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Tomato - Solanum lycopersicum

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Tomato Tomato - Solanum lycopersicum dylan Westbury Wildlife Park 12 Aug 2022, 9:47 p.m. 1 Aug 2022, 5:13 p.m.
Tomato Tomato - Solanum lycopersicum dylan Blaise Castle 7 Oct 2022, 3:04 p.m. 6 Oct 2022, 5:46 p.m.

Species Description

Stace 4:

Solanum lycopersicum L. (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill., L. lycopersicum (L.) Karsten) - Tomato.

Stems erect to decumbent or scrambling, to 2m; leaves pinnate, 20-40cm, with toothed to lobed leaflets; corolla yellow, 18-25mm across; fruit usually red, rarely yellow to orange, 2-10cm across; (2n=24). Neophyte-casual; much used as salad-fruit and vegetable and common on tips and in sewage works and waste places, grown on field scale in South England and Channel Islands; frequent throughout British Isles; Central & South America.


  • Corolla yellow
  • Spines 0; fruit conspicuously exposed from calyx