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Naranjilla

Solanum quitoense

Description:

Both the upper and lower sides of the leaves are covered in large thorns (trichomes). it produces a bright orange fruit which is a popular drink in Ecuador and Peru.

Habitat:

A native of Central and northern South America, This plant prefers partial shade over direct sunlight.

Notes:

This specimen is located at the Tulsa Zoo.

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BC Howe
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BC Howe

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Sep 25, 2014
Submitted on Sep 25, 2014

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