Solanum quitoense

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Solanum quitoense
Lulo.jpg
Whole and transversely-cut fruit
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Solanum
Species:
S. quitoense
Binomial name
Solanum quitoense
Synonyms[1]Tropicos</ref>
  • Solanum angulatum Ruiz & Pav.
  • Solanum macrocarpon Molina (non L.: homonym)
  • Solanum macrocarpon Pav. ex Dunal in DC. (nomen nudum, homonym)
  • Solanum nollanum Britton
  • Solanum quitense Kunth
  • Solanum quitoense f. septentrionale (R.E.Schult. & Cuatrec.) D'Arcy
  • Solanum quitoense var. septentrionale R.E.Schult. & Cuatrec.

Solanum quitoense, also known as naranjilla[2] (Spanish pronunciation: [naɾaŋˈxiʎa], "little orange") in Ecuador and Panama and as lulo ([ˈlulo], from Quechua) in Colombia, is a perennial plant (fruit) found in South America.

It appears to be similar to an orange at first glance, however the inner fruit is quite different, with a ring of blue seeds surrounding a cluster of orange seeds.

References[change | change source]

  1. Solanaceae Source (2005): Solanum quitoense. Version of December 2005. Retrieved 2008-SEP-25.
  2. "Solanum quitoense". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 17 November 2015.