Solanum anguivi Lam.

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
    (Nightshade Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BAINGAN FAMILY (बैंगन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : SOLANACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Solanum anguivi Lam.
  • Common name : Common Indian Nightshade, African Egg-plant
  • Vernacular name : Barhanta, Bithatta (Hindi); Raangulla, Vanavyantaki (Kannada); Naaimulli, Kari mulli, Pappara-mulli, Mulluchundai (Tamil); Tella mulaka, Jiddu munaga chettu, Kakamunchi (Telugu); Denga bheji (Oria); Brahati (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 800m, on degraded slopes and in wastelands
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 22-05-2012; 13-12-2014
  • Collection Nos : FAP 41880; HJCB-E-204
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Nigidi forest, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Guntur district, Vishakapatnam district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, East Godavari district, Kadapa district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district, Namakkal district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Dharmapuri district, Dindigul district
  • World Distribution : India, Malay Peninsula, Philippines, Taiwan, China, Africa, Arabia, Madagascar, America
  • 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; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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 anguivi. Downloaded on 7 June 2020.

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