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Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato; Plum-shaped Yellow;; Salad tomato;; New Northern Light;; New Ponderosa;; Early Red Apple; Cherry tomato; Cherry fruited tomato; Golden Sunrise; Garden tomato;; Livingston's Beauty;; Red pear tomato; Love apple;; New Golden Peach;; Potato Leaf;; Red cherry tomato; Common tomato; Wild tomato;; Emperor; Dwarf Champion; Lorillard;; New Paragon;; Optimus;; Large Yellow;; Puritan;; Early Ruby; cherry tomatoes; Atlantic Prize; Canada Victor; Earliest All; Meikado W Turner Hybrid;; Livingston's Buckeye State;; Livingston's Dwarf Aristocrat;; Early Advance; Livingston's Favorite;; Livingston's Perfection;; Livingston's Round Red;; Red Pear Shaped;; Red Cherry;; Essex Hybrid; New Meeten;; Livingstone's Golden Queen;; Jeho nan tera sal (wild tomato);; Fan; Livingstone's Garden Ball;; Paragon;; Ornament dwarf tomato;; Greer's Selected Trophy;; King Hemmbert;; Red Cherry Tomato;; Extra Early; Thurburn's Longkeeper;; The Hervey;; Thuburn's Lemon Blush;; Thuburn's New Jersey;; Thuburn's Terracotta;; Tomato "sugar";; Tomato Atlantic Prize;; Tomato Buckeye State;; Tomato Dwarf Champion;; Tomato Henderson's Crimson Cushion;; Tomato Large Round Yellow;; Tomato Livigstone's Favorite;; Tomato Livingston's Perfection;; Tomato Livingstone's Beauty;; Tomato Pear Shaped Red;; Tomato Ponderosa;; Tomato Stone;; Tomato;; tomatoes; Volunteer;; Xitomatl;Jitomate;; Yellow cherry; Yellow Cherry;; Yellow Pear Shaped;)

Language: Aleria Piaguaje - inf; Banda; cantonese; Guamanian name; Ib dialect?; Ifugao; Ifugao dialect; M; Malay; Maya; Nahuatl; Spanish; spanish, Tacana; Tobelorese; Totonaco; Tzeltal; Tzotzil

Wikipedia Abstract

The tomato (see ) is the edible, red fruit of Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant, which belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The species originated in Central and South America. The Nahuatl (Aztec language) word tomatl gave rise to the Spanish word "tomate", from which the English word tomato originates.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Hazards [2]  All green parts of the plant are poisonous;
Leaf Type [3]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Annual
Pollinators [2]  Insects, Lepidoptera, Bats
Structure [3]  Herb
Usage [2]  The strong aroma of this plant is said to repel insects from nearby plants; A semi-drying oil is obtained from the seed. It can be used in making soap; See the notes above regarding utilization. A spray made from tomato leaves is an effective but very poisonous insecticide; It is especially effective against ants; The pulp of the fruit is used cosmetically in face-packs;
Height [2]  6.56 feet (2 m)
Width [2]  16 inches (0.4 m)
Light Preference [4]  Mostly Sunny
Soil Acidity [4]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [4]  Rich
Soil Moisture [4]  Moist
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Parasitized by 
Aculops lycopersici[7]
Arthrobotrys oligosporus[7]
Golovinomyces orontii[7]
Verticillium nubilum[7]


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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
6Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
8Anthophora abrupta Say (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae), Jason R. Graham, Jamie Ellis, Glenn Hall, Catherine Zettel Nalen, University of Florida, December 2011
9Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
10Atherigona orientalis (Schiner) (Insecta: Diptera: Muscidae), Kenneth L. Hibbard, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry; and William A. Overholt, University of Florida, September 2012
11New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
12Leptoglossus zonatus (Dallas) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Coreidae), Amelio A. Chi and Russell F. Mizell, III, University of Florida, April 2012
13Prodiplosis longifila Gagné (Insecta: Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), J. E. Peña, University of Florida; and F.W. Mead, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, July 1998. Latest revision: May 2011
14Pteropus tonganus, Carrie A. Miller and Don E. Wilson, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 552, pp. 1-6 (1997)
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0