Lecture8_Solanaceae

Lecture8_Solanaceae - Solanaceae Botanical Family...

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Solanaceae
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Botanical Family Classification Common system for vegetable classification K ings P lay C ards O n F at G reen S tools Phylum(Division) – Spermatophyta (plants bear seeds) Class – Angiospermae (seeds enclosed) Subclass – Dicotyledoneae (2 cotyledons/seed leaves) Family – Solanaceae (nightshade family) Genus – Solanum Species lycopersicum Cultivar – ‘Roma’
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Plant Families Family classification based on Shared morphological characteristics (flowers, fruits, leaves) Family genus species Broad more in common most in common Cultivar (cultivated variety) Why study/know plant families? Common growth requirements Similar cultural practices Same disease and insect pests
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What do these have in common?
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Family Solanaceae Potato or Nightshade Family Most diverse in American tropics and Australia 85-96 genera and 2,800 species Very important family economically with several major food and ornamental crops Some spp. are aggressive weeds Includes: Eggplant Pepper -Tomato -Potato www.ontariowildflower.com -Tomatillo -Tobacco -Petunia
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