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Taxon: Solanum lycopersicum L. var. lycopersicum

Genus: Solanum
Subgenus: Potatoe
Section: Lycopersicon
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Solaneae
Nomen number: 457162
Place of publication:
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Sep-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 404 (65 active, 46 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

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

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (only cult.)


  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. Causse, M. et al. 2013. Whole genome resequencing in tomato reveals variation associated with introgression and breeding events. B. M. C. Genomics 14:791. Note: based on eight tomato accessions
  4. Demilly, D. et al. 2001. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 7 Note: GEVES-SNES, Beaucouzé, France
  5. 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.
  6. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  7. Nemchinova, Y. 2008. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  8. Pignatti, S. 1982. Flora d'Italia. Note: = Lycopersicon esculentum
  9. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  10. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants Note: = Lycopersicon esculentum

Check other web resources for Solanum lycopersicum L. var. lycopersicum :

  • 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=457162. Accessed 27 May 2020.