Cyphomandra betacea (Cav.) Sendtn.

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
    (NIGHTSHADE FAMILY OR BRINJAL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Solanaceae
  • Species : Cyphomandra betacea
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved
  • Common name : Tomarilla, Tree Tomato
  • Vernacular name : Maraththakkali (Tam.)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : February-April
  • Native : South America
  • Comments : Often planted on higher hills. Sometimes as an escape from plantation. Fruits are edible.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the world.
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Cyphomandra betacea. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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