Solanum erianthum D. Don

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
    (NIGHTSHADE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Solanaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Solanum erianthum D. Don
  • Common name : Common Nightshade
  • Vernacular name : Asheta (Hindi); Malaichundai, Aanai sundaikkai (Tamil); Gurra-pudeccha, Rasagadi maanu (Telugu); Donka bejji, Orso (Oria); Chunda, Erichunda, Malachunda (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Degraded semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests, also in wasteland
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 800m, on slopes.
  • Key identification features : Unarmed
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district, Chittoor district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district, Koraput district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district
  • Native : South America
  • World Distribution : Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Solanum erianthum. Downloaded on 22 September 2019.

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