Solanum giganteum Jacq.

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
    (NIGHTSHADE FAMILY OR BRINJAL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Solanaceae
  • Species : Solanum giganteum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Solanum giganteum Jacq.
  • Vernacular name : Kantua (Ori.); Putharichunda, Saambal kilurai (Tam.)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : January-May; June-January
  • Comments : Occasional on hills above 1300 m, on slopes, by thickets, shola borders etc.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Yercaud Hills (Salem district), Dharmapuri district, Kuridimalai Hills (Coimbatore district) (Tamil Nadu State); East Godavari district, Sapparla Hills (Visakhapatnam district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, India, Sri Lanka
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.; Rao, J.P., O.A. Kumar & M. Venkaiah (2015). Tree additions to the flora of East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(12): 7953-7957
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Solanum giganteum. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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