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  Cyphomandra betacea
 
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  Family: SOLANACEAE
  Citation:  Cyphomandra betacea (Cav.) Sendt., Flora 28: 172. t. 4. 1845; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 942(661). 1923. Solanum betaceum Cav., Anales Hist. Nat. 1: 44. 1799.
  Malayalam Name(s): Seemakkathiri, Marathakkali
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Tree tomato, Tamarillo
  Description: Shrub or small tree; branching dichotomous; branchlets puberulous. Leaves cordate-ovate, to 20 x 12 cm, acute, subcoriaceous, velvety-pubescent; petiole to 9 cm. Cymes axillary, to 8-flowered, scorpioid, to 12 cm, drooping; peduncles to 4 cm; pedicel 1.5 cm. Calyx-tube 6 mm; lobes 5, rounded. Corolla rotate, pinkish-white, 2 cm wide; lobes 5, lanceolate, 1.2 x 0.5 cm. Stamens 5; filaments 4 mm, pinkish; anther dehiscence porous; anther cells separated by the thickened connective appearing as a hump at the back of the anthers. Ovary conical, 2-celled; ovules numerous, on axile placentae; style thick, 7 mm. Berry ovoid, 6 x 4 cm, 2-celled; seeds numerous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated, running wild in low altitude shola regions and other exposed lands
  Distribution: Native of Peru and Brazil
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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