Solanum torvum Sw.

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
    (NIGHTSHADE FAMILY OR BRINJAL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Solanaceae
  • Species : Solanum torvum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Solanum rudepannum Dunal
  • Common name : Turkey Berry
  • Vernacular name : Kudane, Sundekkayi (Kan.); Sundai, Sundaikai (Tam.); Bongeredu, Chundaikai, Chitra kaya chettu, Konda vusti (Tel.); Bhuta bhajaria, Kantua, Dengabheji, Kathkoli (Ori.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-47
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R., K.R.K.Swamy & Rajasri Ray
  • Collection Date : 12/09/14
  • Collection Locality : Way to Amirthi R.F., Vellore district, Tamil Nadu State
  • Key identification features : A large hairy shrub with prickles on the stem and along the petiole. Leaves are ovate-lanceolate, hairy and shallowly lobed. Flowers are in corymbose cymes. Petals are white with hairy lobes. Fruit a globose berry and is green.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : West Indies
  • Comments : Cultivated for its edible fruits used in traditional cooking. Plant is of medicinal value.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Naturalized in Tropics
  • 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 ; 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. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Solanum torvum. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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