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Solanum pimpinellifolium
(currant tomato)



Solanum pimpinellifolium (currant tomato)


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  • 16 November 2021
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  • Pest
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Solanum pimpinellifolium
  • Preferred Common Name
  • currant tomato
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Solanum pimpinellifolium

Preferred Common Name

  • currant tomato

Other Scientific Names

  • Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium
  • Lycopersicon racemigerum

International Common Names

  • Spanish: Tomatillo

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Johannisbeer- Tomate

EPPO code

  • LYPPI (Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Solanales
  •                         Family: Solanaceae
  •                             Genus: Lycopersicon
  •                                 Species: Solanum pimpinellifolium

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Feb 2022
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes






NorwayPresentIntroduced1875As: Lycopersicon racemigerum

North America

United States
-HawaiiPresentIntroduced1850As: Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium

South America



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Romay, G., Chirinos, D. T., Geraud-Pouey, F., Torres, M., Bragard, C., 2016. First report of Potato yellow mosaic virus infecting Solanum americanum in Venezuela. New Disease Reports, 34, 20. doi: 10.5197/j.2044-0588.2016.034.020

Distribution References

Abdel-Salam A M M, Rezk A A, Dawoud R A, 2019. Biochemical, serological, molecular and natural host studies on Tomato Chlorosis Virus in Egypt. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 22 (2), 83-94.

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Khoodoo M H R, Ganoo E S, Saumtally S, 2007. First report of Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2A infecting potato and weeds in Mauritius. Plant Disease. 91 (9), 1200. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-91-9-1200B

Romay G, Chirinos D T, Geraud-Pouey F, Torres M, Bragard C, 2016. First report of Potato yellow mosaic virus infecting Solanum americanum in Venezuela. New Disease Reports. 20. DOI:10.5197/j.2044-0588.2016.034.020

Seebens H, Blackburn T M, Dyer E E, Genovesi P, Hulme P E, Jeschke J M, Pagad S, Pyšek P, Winter M, Arianoutsou M, Bacher S, Blasius B, Brundu G, Capinha C, Celesti-Grapow L, Dawson W, Dullinger S, Fuentes N, Jäger H, Kartesz J, Kenis M, Kreft H, Kühn I, Lenzner B, Liebhold A, Mosena A (et al), 2017. No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide. Nature Communications. 8 (2), 14435.

Soler S, López C, Nuez F, 2005. Natural occurrence of viruses in Lycopersicon spp. in Ecuador. Plant Disease. 89 (11), 1244. HTTP:// DOI:10.1094/PD-89-1244C

Soler S, Prohens J, Díez M J, Nuez F, 2002. Natural occurrence of Pepino mosaic virus in Lycopersicon species in Central and Southern Peru. Journal of Phytopathology. 150 (2), 49-53. DOI:10.1046/j.1439-0434.2002.00712.x

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