Willd., Solanum xanthacaroum Schrader & Wendland, Solanum
||Blue - Purple
|English / Trade Name
||Yellow Night Shade, The egg plant
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Up to 1500 m
||Fruit a berry yellow, occasionally with green steaks.
||Common; open exposed localities, river beds, roadsides, and edges of fields.
||Throughout India, South East Asia and North Australia.
|Distribution in Haryana
||Kurukshetra, Mewat, Morni-Pinjore, Rewari, Yamuna Nagar
||Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
|Description of Species
||Decumbent undershrub; often woody at base, stem aculeate with straight, yellow prickles. Leaves oblong in outline, deeply lobed or sinuate, with straight prickles on margins and midrib; irregularly dentate, subacute. Flowers purple or blue, in cymes. Calyx aculeate and hairy. Corolla tube very short; lobes. Ovary hairy, glandular at the upper part. Fruit a berry yellow, occasionally with green steaks.
||Leaves oblong in outline, deeply lobed or sinuate, with straight prickles on margins and midrib; irregularly dentate, subacute.