This is a typical leaf from a cultivated variety of tomato. Note large size.
All of the above leaves are from L. peruvianum, a wild species of tomato. Note variablitiy even within a species. Also note the size contrast between the leaves of the wild tomato leaves and the cultivated tomato leaf pictured above. Below are a sample of other wild tomato species.
L. pennelli L. chilense
L. chimielewskii L. hirsutum

Introduction | Flowers&Fruit | Roots | Stems | Leaves

© Thomas L. Rost 1996
Section of Plant Biology Division of Biological Sciences