Solanum torvum Sw.

Common name

English: Turkey Berry

German: Pokastrauch, Türkenbeere

Mandarin: 水茄 (shui qie)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Solanales (89)

        Family: Solanaceae (47) (family description)

          Genus: Solanum (22)

           Epithet: torvum Sw. (1)

Synonyms: Solanum ficifolium Ortega, Solanum mayanum Lundell

ficifolium => fig-leaved

mayanum => in connection to the Mayan civilisation of northern Central America

torvum => of wild, fierce appearance

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

External links

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

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