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Common name

English: Apple of Sodom

German: Sodomsapfel

Portuguese: Tomateiro-do-diabo


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Solanales (94)

        Family: Solanaceae (49)(family description)

          Genus: Solanum (24)

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

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


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

Check for Solanum linnaeanum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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