Solanum melongena var. insanum (L.) Prain

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
    (Nightshade Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BAINGAN FAMILY (बैंगन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : SOLANACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Solanum melongena var. incanum (L.) Kuntze
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in The Plant List
  • Common name : Wild Brinjal, Bitter Apple, Egg plant, Brinjal
  • Vernacular name : Advi Badani, Doorla, Kadu Badne-kaayi (Kannada); Verri vankaya, Mulla vankaya, Siru vanga, Revali mulaga, Niru vanga, Nidupu vanga, Konda vankaya chettu (Telugu); Baigan (Hindi); Kathiri (Tamil); Vilayati, Baigan (Oria); Chunda, Valiya Chunda (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Roadsides, wastelands, homesteads and sometimes grown as medicinal plants
  • Comments / notes : On plains, and in wstelands.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district, Kadapa district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Nuapada district, Puri district, Koraput district, Ganjam district, Dhenkanal district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Dharmapuri district
  • Native : South and tropical America
  • World Distribution : Tropics of the World
  • 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; 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; 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 melongena var. insanum. Downloaded on 1 December 2022.

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