Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Solanum lycopersicum Linnaeus. Tomato. Phen: May-Nov. May-Nov. Hab: Persistent and weakly naturalized around gardens, especially where compost or sewage sludge is spread, commonly cultivated, rare as a naturalized species. Dist: Native of Andean South America.

Origin/Endemic status: South America

Syn: = Ar, Fl6, K3, K4, Mi, Mo3, NcTx, NY, Va, WH3; = Lycopersicon esculentum – C, F, G, Il, RAB; = Lycopersicon lycopersicon – S; > Lycopersicon esculentum var. esculentum – Bah; > Lycopersicon esculentum var. leptophyllum – Bah; > Solanum lycopersicon var. lycopersicon – NE; > Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme – K1; > Solanum lycopersicum var. lycopersicum – K1

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