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Common name

English: Wolf Apple

Portuguese: Lobeira

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2615)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2518)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2127)

      Order: Solanales (93)

        Family: Solanaceae (48)(family description)

          Genus: Solanum (22)

            Epithet: lycocarpum A. St. Hil. (1)

lycocarpum => wolf's fruit - fruit important part of the diet for the Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: purple

External links

Check for Solanum lycocarpum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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