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Taxon: Solanum lycopersicum L. var. cerasiforme (Alef.) Voss

Genus: Solanum
Subgenus: Potatoe
Section: Lycopersicon
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Solaneae
Nomen number: 406486
Place of publication: Vilm. Blumengärtn. ed. 3, 1:721. 1894
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42525411
Comment: a combination based on an illegitimate, superfluous name (see Shenzhen ICN Art. 52.1)
Name Verified on: 20-Jun-2014 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 588 (549 active, 269 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (as Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd.)


  1. Blanca, J. et al. 2012. Variation revealed by SNP genotyping and morphology provides insight into the origin of the tomato. PLoS One 7(10): e48198.
  2. Blanca, J. et al. 2015. Genomic variation in tomato, from wild ancestors to contemporary breeding accessions. B. M. C. Genomics 16:257.
  3. Dodsworth, S. et al. 2016. Using genomic repeats for phylogenomics: a case study in wild tomatoes (Solanum section Lycopersicon: Solanaceae). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 117:96-105.
  4. Knapp, S. & I. E. Peralta. 2016. Chapter 2. The tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L., Solanaceae) and its botanical relatives. Compend. Plant Genomes 7-21. Note: = Solanum lycopersicum L.
  5. Lin, T. et al. 2014. Genomic analyses provide insights into the history of tomato breeding. Nat. Genet. 46:1220-1226.
  6. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  7. PBI Solanum Project. Solanaceae source: a global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family (on-line resource). Note: = Solanum lycopersicum L.
  8. Peralta, I. E. & D. M. Spooner. 2001. Granule-bound starch synthase (GBSSI) gene phylogeny of wild tomatoes (Solanum L. section Lycopersicon [Mill.] Wettst. subsection Lycopersicon. Amer. J. Bot. 88:1888-1902.
  9. Peralta, I. E. et al. 2008. Taxonomy of wild tomatoes and their relatives (Solanum sect. Lycopersicoides, sect. Juglandifolia, sect. Lycopersicon; Solanaceae). Syst. Bot. Monogr. 84:133. Note: = Solanum lycopersicum L.
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  11. Razifard, H. et al. 2020. Genomic evidence for complex domestication history of the cultivated tomato in Latin America. Molec. Biol. Evol. msz297. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msz297
  12. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants Note: = Lycopersicon cerasiforme
  13. Rick, C. M. & M. Holle. 1990. Andean Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme: genetic variation and its evolutionary significance. Econ. Bot. 44:69-78.

Check other web resources for Solanum lycopersicum L. var. cerasiforme (Alef.) Voss :

  • Solanaceae Source: A global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=406486. Accessed 3 June 2020.