Solanum torvum Sw.

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
    (NIGHTSHADE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Solanaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Solanum torvum Sw.
  • Common name : Turkey Berry, Devil's Fig
  • Vernacular name : Kudane, Sundekkayi (Kannada); Sundai, Sundaikai (Tamil); Bongeredu, Chundaikai, Chitra kaya chettu, Konda vusti (Telugu); Bhuta bhajaria, Kantua, Dengabheji, Kathkoli (Oria); Chunda, Anachunda, Cheriyamodumutticka, Chithiramchunda, Malamchunda, Parachunda (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Degraded forests and also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for its edible fruits used in traditional cooking. Plant is of medicinal value.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Raja K.Swamy & Rajasri Ray
  • Collection Date : 12/09/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-47
  • Collection Locality : Way to Amirdhi R.F., Vellore district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Chamarajanagar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Angul district, Balasore district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Boudh district, Cuttack district, Deogarh district, Dhenkanal district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Kandhamal district, Kendrapara district, Keonjhar district, Khurda district, Koraput district, Malkangiri district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Rayagada district, Sambalpur district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore district
  • Native : Pantropical
  • World Distribution : Naturalized in 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 et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; 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 torvum. Downloaded on 22 September 2019.

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