Solanum erianthum D. Don

  • Family : SOLANACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Solanaceae
  • Species : Solanum erianthum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Solanum erianthum D. Don
  • Vernacular name : Asheta (Hin.); Malaichundai, Aanai sundaikkai (Tam.); Gurra-pudeccha, Rasagadi maanu (Tel.); Donka bejji, Orso (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : A large densely hairy shrub. Leaves are large, ovate-lanceolate and entire. Flowers are in corymbose cymes. Petals white and hairy. Fruit is a globose berry turning yellow when ripe.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : South America
  • Comments : Occasional on hills above 800 m, on slopes.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolar district (Karnataka State); Yercaud Hills (Salem district), Melpatti R.F. (Vellore district, former North Arcot), Javadhu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district, former North Arcot) (Tamil Nadu State); Bodulur R.F. (East Godavari district), Araku Valley (Visakhapatnam district), Horsley Hills (Chittoor district), Srikakulam district (Andhra Pradesh State); Ganjam district, Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Koraput district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Introduced in most parts of the world.
  • 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 and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of 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.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. erianthum. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.


Field Images


All fields are required

Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at