Solanum melongena var. melongena L.

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
    (Nightshade Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BAINGAN FAMILY (बैंगन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : SOLANACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Solanum melongena L.
  • Common name : Asian Eggplant, Brinjal, Egg plant, Jew's apple, Tropical Eggplant
  • Vernacular name : Vanga (Telugu); Badne kaai (Kannada); Wanga (Marathi); Aanakomban-vazhuthina, Kathirikka, Vazhuthina (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Widely cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for fuits
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
  • World Distribution : Tropics of the World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; 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. melongena. Downloaded on 7 December 2022.

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