Solanum sessiliflorum

  • T. K. Lim

Scientific Name

Solanum sessiliflorumDunal.


Solanum alibile R.E.Schult., Solanum arecunarum Pittier (nom.nud.), Solanum topiro Dunal.



Common/English Names

Cocona, Orinoco Apple, Peach Tomato, Topiro.

Vernacular Names

  • Brazil: Cocona, Cubiu, Maná, Tomate-De-Indio (Portuguese);

  • Columbia: Be-Tá-Ka (Kubeo), Cocona, De-Twá (Taiwano, Tatuya), Coconilla, Lulo, Tupiru;

  • French: Tomate Chauve Souris;

  • Guyana: Orinoco Apple;

  • Hungarian: Orinoco-Paradicsom;

  • Peru: Cocona, Kukush;

  • Spanish: Topiro;

  • Swedish: Topiro;

  • Venezuela: Pupú (Arecuna), Tupiru.


Cocona is not known in the wild, having been observed only in cultivation in swiddens and surrounds of human abodes in the upper Amazon Basin of southern Colombia, Ecuador, and northern Peru, cultivated sporadically in settlements along the Amazon and Orinoco River systems of Brazil and Venezuela as far east as Belém. Cocona has been partially domesticated by Amazonian Indians (Piaroas and other native tribes)...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CanberraAustralia

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