Solanum virginianum, Surattense nightshade

Solanum virginianum

Scientific Name : Solanum virginianum Common Name : Surattense nightshade, Thai green eggplant, Yellow-fruit nightshade Family : Solanaceae Order : Solanales

Solanum virginianum

Kingdom - Plantae

Genus - Solanum

Species - virginianum

Synonym - Solanum mairei, Solanum jacquinii, Solanum xanthocarpum

Origin/Native - Asia, Sri Lanka, China, India, Bangladesh, etc

Flowers- Blue purple, small, showy, clustered, mild hairy

Hazardous- Fruit is poisonous

Fruits- Green, yellow in colour, globe shaped with thorny bracts

Foliage- Evergreen, thorny leaves, stems, handle with care

Found in / Grows in- Bank of the river, wastelands, road sides

Bengali - Kantakari

Hindi - Kateli

Tamil - Kandankathiri, Kantankattari

Malayalam - Puttachunda, Kandakarichunda

Kannada - Raamagulla, Nelagulla

Sanskrit - Prapurika, Rashtrika, Duhsparsha

Flowering Season- All year round

Type- Perennial

Category- Prostrate herb/ subshrub

Propagation- Seeds

Uses- Ayurveda, medicinal

Solanum virginianum flowers
Solanum virginianum flowers

Solanum virginianum flower buds
Solanum virginianum flower buds

Solanum virginianum foliage
Solanum virginianum foliage

Solanum virginianum fruits
Solanum virginianum fruits

Solanum virginianum immature fruits
Solanum virginianum immature fruits

Solanum virginianum plant
Solanum virginianum plant

Solanum virginianum thorny pattern
Solanum virginianum thorny pattern

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Srirangam Cavery river, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India


Flowers & Plants by Categories