Jaltomata Schlechtendal (Solanaceae)
Professor Thomas Mione, Central Connecticut State University,
Biology Department, Copernicus Hall, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, Connecticut 06050-4010,
United States. MioneT @ CCSU dot edu; page revised 8 Oct 2015

of the genus Jaltomata
Edible Jaltomata
Corolla changes color
as it ages
Local names used for Jaltomata
Publications by Thomas Mione and collaborators
keys to Jaltomata species
Medicinal uses
of Jaltomata
Pollination of Jaltomata
Floral Mimicry
Convergent/Parallel evolution within the genus Jaltomata
Many Jaltomata species have short-tubular corollas (J. mionei)
Some Jaltomata have tubular flowers (J. bicolor)
Many species of the Andes and one on the Galápagos have orange fruits
Most Jaltomata species are protogynous.
Costa Rica: three species where earlier workers recognized one
Species having black/dark purple fruits range from Arizona, USA to Bolivia

Literature cited in
this web site
Chromosome counts of Jaltomata species
Self-compatibility is normal in Jaltomata
Epiphyte at Monteverde, Costa Rica
Habitat & Geographic Distribution of the genus Jaltomata


Click on any of the following species to see photos and geographic distribution
J. alviteziana - Peru J. lojae - southern Ecuador and northern Peru
J. andersonii - Peru J. lomana - Peru
J. angasmarcae, J. "anteropilosa" - Peru J. mionei - Peru
J. antillana - Greater Antilles J. neei - northern Peru
J. aspera - Peru J. nigricolor - Peru, La Libertad
J. athahuallapae J. nitida - Venezuela
J. atiquipa - Peru, lomas de Atiquipa J. oaxaca unpublished -Mexico
J. auriculata - Andes J. oppositifolia - Peru
J. aypatensis- northern Peru J. pallascana - northern Peru
J. bernardelloana - Peru J. "pamparomas" - Ancash, Peru
J. bicolor - Peru J. paneroi - northern Peru
J. biflora - Peru J. parviflora - Peru
J. bohsiana - Mexico J. pauciseminata - northern Peru
J. cajacayensis - Peru J. pequenita unpublished- Peru
J. cajamarca - Peru J. pilosissima - Peru
J. calliantha - Peru J. procumbens; Arizona, USA into the Andes
J. chiapensis unpublished - southern Mexico J. procumbens new subspecies or variety - Mexico
J. chihuahuensis - northern Mexico J. propinqua - Peru
J. chotanae - northern Peru J. quipuscoae - southern Peru

J. confinis - Guatemala

J. repandidentata - Mexico through Bolivia
J. contumacensis - Peru J. sagastegui - northern Peru
J. cuyasensis - Peru J. salpoensis - northern Peru
J. darcyana - Costa Rica J. sanchez-vegae - northern Peru
J. dendroidea, J. tayabambae- northern Peru J. sanctae-martae - Colombia
J. dentata - Peru J. "sanmiguelina" - northern Peru
two doubtful species of Peru: J. contorta, diffusa
J. sinuosa - Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
J. diversa - southern Peru J. spooneri - southern Peru
J. glomeruliflora - Peru J. truxillana - Peru, Department La Libertad, Cerro Campana
J. grandiflora - Mexico J. umbellata - Peru
J. grandibaccata, J. guillermo-guerrae - Peru J. "uyurpampa" - Peru
J. herrerae - J. dilloniana - Peru and Bolivia J. ventricosa - Peru
J. huancabambae - northern Peru J. viridiflora - Andes north of Peru
J. hunzikeri - Peru, Department Lima J. weberbaueri - Peru
J. incahuasina - northern Peru J. werffii - Galápagos Islands
J. lanata - Peru J. yacheri - Peru; Mione, Leiva & Yacher 749 (Leiva 3651)
J. leivae - Peru J. yungayensis - Peru
J. lezamae - Peru

Wurdack1177 - Peru, Amazonas

J. "libertadii" = Mione et al. 650
Mione, Leiva & Yacher 744 (Leiva 3647)
How to grow
Geographic distribution
of fruit color
Instructions and questions for students working with me
How to estimate
pollen quantity
Photos of Collaborators
Essays about collecting in Peru in 1998 and 1999 
Nomenclatural history
Rare species with orange nectar needs prickly neighbor
Map of species
of Peru
Preliminary Ideas about phylogeny
Cleistogamy has been seen in cultivated plants of one species

Professor Thomas Mione, Biology Department, Central Connecticut State University,
Copernicus Hall, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, Connecticut 06050-4010, United States.
email: MioneT@CCSU.edu