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Tomato Plant (Solanum lycopersicum), manduca sexta host plant, certificate TP100
The tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family, as are its close cousins tobacco, chili peppers, potato, and eggplant. The tomato is native to Central, South, and southern North America from Mexico to Peru. It is a perennial, often grown outdoors in temperate climates as an annual, typically reaching to 13 m (3 to 10 ft) in height, with a weak, woody stem that often vines over other plants. The leaves are 1025 cm long, odd pinnate, with 59 leaflets on petioles[1], each leaflet up to 8 cm long, with a serrated margin; both the stem and leaves are densely glandular-hairy. The flowers are 12 cm across, yellow, with five pointed lobes on the corolla; they are borne in a cyme of 312 together. The word tomato derives from a word in the Nahuatl language, tomatl. The specific name, lycopersicum, means "wolf-peach" (compare the related species S. lycocarpum, whose scientific name means "wolf-fruit", common name "wolf-apple").

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Product Code: TP100



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