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Naranjilla (Costa Rica)

Solanum quitoense

Description:

The new growth leaves of plant I saw at lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Solanum quitoense, known as Naranjilla ("little orange") in Ecuador and Panama and as lulo, from Quechua) in Colombia, is a subtropical perennial plant from northwestern South America. The specific name for this species of nightshade means "from Quito."

Notes:

It is common for locals to make beverages by adding sugar and water to the freshly squeezed fruits.

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Sololá, Guatemala

Spotted on Aug 16, 2013
Submitted on Jan 1, 2014

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