Solanum catilliflorum

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Solanum catilliflorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Solanum
Species: S. catilliflorum
Binomial name
Solanum catilliflorum
Anderson et al., 2006

Solanum catilliflorum is an evergreen vine in the family Solanaceae.[1] It is endemic to Peru, and is a close relative of S. muricatum, the domesticated pepino. It bears small, dish-shaped flowers (thus named catilli-florum: Latin for "dish" and "flower") and is self-compatible and autogamous, with short styles like those that characterize all self-compatible species in this group. It also has a low pollen:ovule ratio, which is characteristic of self-compatible species in the group. It is diploid at n  =  12. Together with Solanum perlongistylum, it might be an allopatric variant of S. caripense.[1]


  1. ^ a b Anderson, G. J.; Martine, C. T.; Prohens, J.; Nuez, F. (2006). "Solanum Perlongistylum and S. Catilliflorum, New Endemic Peruvian Species of Solanum, Section Basarthrum, Are Close Relatives of the Domesticated Pepino, S. Muricatum". Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature. 16 (2): 161–167. ISSN 1055-3177. doi:10.3417/1055-3177(2006)16[161:SPASCN]2.0.CO;2. 

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