versión impresa ISSN 1726-2216
VILCAPOMA SEGOVIA, Graciela. Wild fruits (solanaceae) from the Chillon River Basin, province of Canta, Lima-Peru. Ecol. apl. [online]. 2007, vol.6, n.1-2, pp. 23-37. ISSN 1726-2216.
A taxonomic study was made on wild fruits from the Solanaceae family that are consumed by local inhabitants of 22 communities from the middle and upper Chillon river basin (1000 to 4300 meters of altitudes, 11°20 - 12°15 and 76°24 - 77°10 ), Province of Canta, Lima, Peru. 11 species with edible fruits of the Solanaceae Family have been registered: 4 species belong to Jaltomata, 4 species to Salpichroa and 1 species to Lycianthes , Lycopersicon and Physalis. In the river basin 22 species with edible wild fruits have been reported: 50% correspond to Solanaceae, 27.3% to Cactaceae and 22.7% to the following Families Caricaceae, Passifloraceae, Rosaceae, Asclepiadaceae and Liliaceae.
Palabras llave : Wild fruits; Solanaceae; Canta; Perú.