Solanum linnaeanum Hepper & P.-M.L. Jaeger

Common name

English: Apple of Sodom

German: Sodomsapfel

Portuguese: Tomateiro-do-diabo

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Solanales (89)

        Family: Solanaceae (47) (family description)

          Genus: Solanum (22)

           Epithet: linnaeanum Hepper & P.-M.L. Jaeger (1)

linnaeanum => named in honor of Carl von Linn├ę, 18th century Swedish botanist often referred to as the father of modern taxonomy

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

Check for Solanum linnaeanum at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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