Jaltomata nigricolor S. Leiva & Mione

northern Peru
revised Nov 2016  
Link to Jaltomata homepage The information on this page may be cited as a communication with
professor Thomas Mione, Central Connecticut State University, Biology Department, Copernicus Hall, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050-4010 USA, and
Segundo Leiva G., Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego, Av. América Sur 3145, Casilla postal 1075, Trujillo, Peru
Uno de la muchas especies descubierto por Segundo Leiva G.
Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego, Av. América Sur 3145, Casilla postal 1075, Trujillo, Peru
Link to table comparing all Jaltomata
species of northern Peru
Link to local names of Jaltomata species, including of this species
Link to list of edible Jaltomata species, including this one

Jaltomata nigricolor,
a shrub known
only from one mountain of the
department La Libertad,
northern Peru,
was discovered by
Segundo Leiva G.

 

Described/named in:
Arnaldoa 14(1): 29-44. 2007.

Photo by Thomas Mione of
Mione, Leiva G. & Yacher 718.


Note nectar (translucent)
where androecium meets corolla.

 

Stigma is dark green,

anthers have dehisced.

 


Character Description Figures on this page
Habit & Height
   
Branches, young
   
older
   
Leaves, size
   
shape    
hairs    
petiole    
Inflorescence
   
peduncle
   
pedicel
   
Calyx at flowering
   
at fruit maturity    
Corolla color
   
shape and size
   
lobes/lobules
   
hairs
   
no  
Stamen length
   
filaments    
anther color    
anther size    
anther mucronate/mucronulate    
insertion of filament into anther    
anthers of a flower open simultaneously?    
pollen quantity 22,937 (n = 1 flower) Mione et al. 718, count by Emmett P. Varricchio, 2012, flower collected in Peru (not grown for study)
pollen grain size 31.75 - 33.75 micrometers,
mean 32.62 micrometers
accession 718, June 2012 by Michael J. Tanasi,
15 grains, flowers collected in Peru
corona no  
Stigma
   
Style
   
Ovary
   
Ovules per ovary
91 (n = 1 flower) Mione et al. 718, count by Thomas Mione, 2012, flower collected in Peru (not grown for study)
Nectar
   
Herkogamy    
Protogyny    
Fruit color (at maturity) and size
   
Seeds per fruit
see table below  
Seed Size
   
Chromosome number
   
Growability in Connecticut, USA
   
How long does it take from flower to ripe fruit?
   
Self-Compatible?
   
Seed Germination
   
Ratio of pollen to ovules
252 (22,937 / 91 ovules, n = 1 flower)  
Character Description of Jaltomata nigricolor Figures on this web page

 

 

Table 2. Fruit size and seeds per fruit, encountered in the wild on 11 June of 2005

Fruit Length Fruit Width Seeds Per fruit
11 12 119
11 11 to 12 121
10 11 to 12 111

 

Table 3. Specimens of Jaltomata nigricolor. Peru, Department La Libertad
Province
Locality
elevation
habitat
date
collector
data entry
Patáz TYPE. parked at Llacuabamba 08 02.071, 77 27.542 walked up to 08 02.347, 77 27.948 3475 m full sun, space between shrubs presumably because of dry conditions 11 June 2005 S. Leiva G., T. Mione, L. Yacher 3348 (HAO)
March 2009
Patáz parked at Llacuabamba 08 02.071, 77 27.542 walked up to 08 02.347, 77 27.948 3475 m full sun, space between shrubs presumably because of dry conditions 11 June 2005 T. Mione, S. Leiva G., L. Yacher 718
March 2009
Patáz arriba del cementerio 3290 m   6 Sept 1998 S. Leiva & J. Tarrillo 2236 (HAO)
March 2009

 

 

Figure 2. Stigma and style of Jaltomata nigricolor (Mione et al 718, units are mm, photographed after specimen had been in spirits for years, photo by Thomas Mione 2012).