Home Flora of Panama (WFO)
Name Search
Markup OCR Documents
Jaltomata Schltdl. Search in The Plant ListSearch in IPNISearch in Australian Plant Name IndexSearch in Index Nominum Genericorum (ING)Search in NYBG Virtual HerbariumSearch in JSTOR Plant ScienceSearch in SEINetSearch in African Plants Database at Geneva Botanical GardenAfrican Plants, Senckenberg Photo GallerySearch in Flora do Brasil 2020Search in Reflora - Virtual HerbariumSearch in Living Collections Decrease font Increase font Restore font

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/15/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 5/15/2013)
Genus Jaltomata Schlecht
PlaceOfPublication Index Seminum Hort. Hal. 1838: 8. 1838.
Note TYPE: J. edulis Schlecht.
Synonym Jaltomata procumbens (Cav.) J. L. Gentry. Jaltomata Schlecht., Linnaea 13: Litt. 98. 1839. TYPE: J. edulis Schlecht. Jaltonia Steud., Nom., ed. 2. 1: 797. 1840. TYPE: J. edulis Schlecht. Saracha sensu auct., non R. & P., Fl. Peru. Prodr. 31, 34. 1794. TYPE: S. punctata R. & P.
Description Herbs, erect or spreading, unarmed, hairs simple, often glandular. Leaves ovate or elliptic, entire or mostly toothed, glabrate or viscid, membranaceous, often with large minor leaves. Inflorescence solitary, a slender peduncled umbel situated at a dichotomy of the stem. Flowers with the calyx lobes folded over the bud, becoming erect or outward-curved, deltoid-obtuse, accrescent, spreading, and subtending but not enclosing the fruit; corolla rotate or broadly campanulate, lobed to about halfway, the lobes broad, deltoid; filaments exserted, slender, inserted near the base of the corolla, mostly pubescent, anthers short, dehiscing longitudinally; ovary glabrous, viscid, situated on a disc, 2-loculed, the style slender, the stigma small. Fruit a globose, many-seeded, mucilaginous berry, the surface sometimes viscid; seeds compressed-lenticular, the embryo curved around the endosperm at the periphery of the seed.
Distribution A genus of a few species ranging throughout tropical America
Common Jaltomata
© 2022 Missouri Botanical Garden - 4344 Shaw Boulevard - Saint Louis, Missouri 63110