Jaltomata antillana

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Jaltomata antillana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Solaneae
Genus: Jaltomata
Species: J. antillana
Binomial name
Jaltomata antillana
(Krug & Urb.) D'Arcy

Saracha antillana Krug & Urb.

Jaltomata antillana (Antilles false holly)[2] is a plant species native to Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and Puerto Rico.[3][4]

Jaltomata antillana is an herb up to 100 cm (39 inches) tall. Flowers are white to cream colored. Fruits deep blood red, about 10 mm in diameter.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ Tropicos
  2. ^ "Jaltomata antillana". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Fuentes, F. V. R. 1990. Solanaceae of Cuba IV. Jaltomata Schlechtendal. Revista del Jardin Botanico Nacional 11: 19-22.
  4. ^ Adams, C. D. 1972. Flowering Plants of Jamaica. University of West Indies. Indies Mona, Jamaica
  5. ^ D'Arcy, William Gerald. 1979. A name change in the Antillean Solanaceae. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 65(2):780-781.
  6. ^ Krug, Karl Wilhelm Leopold & Ignatz Urban. 1895. Notizblatt des Koniglichen botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin. Leipzig 1:80.
  7. ^ Thomas Mione, Central Connecticut State University