Closely related to, and hybridizes with, Solanum muricatum[
Solanum chiliadenium Bitter
Solanum grossularia subunijugum Bitter
Common Name: Pepino Iloron
Pepino Iloron is a climbing or sprawling plant up to 2 metres or more tall[
The plant is occasionally cultivated for its edible fruit[
Although providing many well-known foods for people, including the potato, tomato, pepper and aubergine, most plants in the family Solanaceae also contain poisonous alkaloids. Unless there are specific entries with information on edible uses, it would be unwise to ingest any part of this plant[
S. America - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela; C. America - Costa Rica.
In and on the edge of thickets, on wooded slopes and along streams, about the base of cliffs or sometimes on open slopes, at elevations of 800 - 3,800 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
The fruit, which is hardly larger than a cherry, is eagerly eaten by local people[
]. It has a sweetish flavour, which makes it palatable despite having little flesh and numerous seeds[
]. The globose fruit is up to 3cm in diameter[
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