Solanum trilobatum L.

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
    (Nightshade Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BAINGAN FAMILY (बैंगन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : SOLANACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Solanum acetosaefolium Lam.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Tuduvalai, Nitidam (Tamil); Uste, Tella uste, Mundea-muste, tellaliste (Telugu); Nab-hiankuri (Oria); Mothirangani, Thothuvala (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often seen on plains to 500m, on hills.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Kendrapara district, Bhadrak district, Puri district, Ganjam district, Nuapada district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Salem district
  • Native : Indo-Malay
  • World Distribution : India, Malay Peninsula, Malaccas
  • 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; 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 trilobatum. Downloaded on 1 December 2022.

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