Solanum melongena var. insanum (L.) Prain

  • Family : SOLANACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Solanaceae
  • Species : Solanum melongena
  • Variety : insanum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in The Plant List
  • Common name : Wild Brinjal, Bitter Apple
  • Vernacular name : Advi Badani, Doorla (Kan.); Verri vankaya, Mulla vankaya, Siru vanga, Revali mulaga, Niru vanga, Nidupu vanga (Tel.)
  • Key identification features : An erect much branched stout herb or undershrub, usually armed with prickles. Leaves are ovate, sinuately lobed, softly stellately pubescent. Flowers are usually solitary, with calyx lobes being solitary and enlarging in fruit. Corolla is bluish. Berry is large and pendant. Often cultivated as a fruit which are used as a vegetable.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : On plains, in wastelands and foothills by roadsides.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Yercaud Hills (Salem district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district) (Tamil Nadu State); East Godavari district, Srisailam Hills (Kurnool district), Srikakulam district, West Godavari district (Andhra Pradesh State); Kapilas R.F. (Dhenkanal district), Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Nuapada district, Puri district, Koraput district, Ganjam district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • 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 Similipal, Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. melongena var. insanum. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.


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