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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
 
 
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