Solanum torvum Sw. (Syn. (=) Solanum ficifolium Ortega);
Turkey berry, devil’s fig, prickley solanum, shoo-shoo bush, wild egg plant, susumber • Hindi: Bhurat, Bhankatiya • Marathi: Marang • Tamil: சுண்டைக்காய் Sundaikkai • Malayalam: Anachunda • Telugu: Kottuvastu • Kannada: Sundekkayi • Bengali: Tita bagoon • Assamese: Bhi-tita • Sanskrit: ब्रह्टी Brihati;
The raw fruits are used in Vattha kolumbu (a type of sambar without adding dal) is prepared in Tamil Nadu. It is very tasty with pongal !
Solanum torvum Sw. (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)
Sharing some pictures I guess is of Solanum torvum Sw. (accepted name) shot at Surya Vinayak Bhaktapur Nepal on 25 September 2016 at 5000 ft.
सेतो विही Seto Bihi / ठुलो विहीं Thulo Bihin / कचेर Kacher / बिहि Bihi
Superb documentation, …
ID validation please.
I think matches with images at Solanum torvum
SK527 15 MAY-2017:ID : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Bhadrapur, Nepal
Date: 22 April 2017
Could it be Solanum torvum Sw. at this altitude?
As per observations at Solanum torvum, it should not have been the issue.
Solanum torvum Sw. ?? : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Kasara Resort Chitwan, Nepal
Altitude: 550 ft.
Date: 10 August 2014
Yes, looks like Solanum torvum to me.
Yes, correctly identified..
Small tree for ID: Found this plant in a medicinal garden of Western suburb of Mumbai, flowering & fruiting…….is it Solanum torvum?
– Yes it is Solanum torvum.
– Solanum torvum common call kathbaigan
Solanaceae Week: Solanum torvum from Manipur: Solanum torvum.
Kalatope Solanum id Al041312A: A solanum Sp for id
Maybe this is Solanum torvum…
Yes …, I was waiting for an input from …, but he may not be able to interact for next 2-3 days as they are out for flower hunting in Uttrakhand… this plant should be S. torvum… we had shot the same during our Chakrata trip last year..
I have posted a similar plant in February, this year, maybe will be some use in this regard – efi thread
I hope … is right, Solanum torvum
Kindly help Id this shrub about 3 feet tall growing in a private society at Pune
Not sure if wild or planted. I can see thorns on the stems in the pics.
Leaves as seen in the pictures. No flowers or fruits were seen
This should be Solanum.
May be Solanum torvum Sw. from its morphology.
Agreeing with … id, Solanum torvum.
I was thinking about Solanum spp from the leaf morphology but I have seen only Solanum nigrum in real and the plant was very small in size, no thorns on stems and leaf margin not so much lobed. I would love to see the flowers of this plant .
This plant flowered in April 2012 and the fruits formed in May 2012. When I went to check for the ripe fruits the plant was not there probably it was removed as it was growing wild. Attaching pictures of flowers and fruits.
Solanum torvum. Chundakkai in Tamil. The raw fruits are used in Vattha kolumbu ( a type of sambar without adding dal) is prepared in Tamil Nadu. It is very tasty with pongal !
Solanum torvum Sw from Guwahati: Attaching images of what looks like Solanum torvum Sw.
Location: Guwahati-17 [Dist- Kamrup(Metro)]
Family : Solanaceae
Genus & Species : Solanum torvum Sw
Habitat: Grows wild on road side
Flower : White
Fruit : Seen
Solanaceae Fortnight :: Solanum erianthum FOR VALIDATION :: Mercara :: DVFEB18/26 : 5 posts by 4 authors. 9 images.
Solanum ¿ erianthum ?
This much chaotically branched shrub, though had slender stem, was about 10 – 15 ft tall, armed with short spines – most of the features reminded me of S. erianthum; please validate the ID.
at Mercara on March 30, 2011
Beautiful pictures … This looks like Solanum torvum to me.
Yes, this is Solanum torvum for me too.
Yes Prickles are clearly seen. Should be S. torvum.
Solanaceae Fortnight: Solanum torvum Sw. Feb2015sk14/32 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
My earlier upload of this wild species – efi thread
Nice photographs …
Solanaceae Fortnight:: Solanum torvum, Karnal -NS Feb 49/49 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5)
These pics are being shared from Karnal District Haryana..
Solanaceae Fortnight: Pune::Solanum torvum for validation::SMPFEB 10/10 : 3 posts by 3 authors. 3 images.
Solanum torvum for validation Pune Maharashtra
Where is the problem …? I do not know if there is a look alike. For the past few days I have been examining several individuals. Most of the leaves are not prickly. A few somewhat shiny, but always have a feeling of felt when touched the surfaces. Attached here a few images recorded today. (24.2.15)
Solanaceae Fortnight : Solanum torvum : California : 22FEB15 : AK-14 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Seen at the Farmers Market in Fremont.
Common name Thai Pea Eggplant.
Fruits do look like Solanum torvum .. Thanks for sharing this
Thank you … I have seen the plant in Mumbai.
did you see any ripe // yellow fruits in his basket?
Solanaceae Fortnight :: Solanum torvum :: MNP :: ARKFEB-26/32 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Attached are pictures of Solanum torvum captured at MNP in April 2014.
Requested to validate the ID.
thanks for sharing.
Solanaceae Fortnight : Solanum torvum : MNP,Mumbai : 26FEB15 : AK-43 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Solanum torvum from Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai.
Solanaceae Fortnight: Solanum torvum ? at Mumbai : PKA-FEB36/36: : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Solanum torvum ? at Mumbai.
I think yes.
For me the D is correct.
growing wild? or is it a garden plant? very nice photography
Solanaceae Fortnight: Solanum rudepannum Dunal from Assam KD 07, FEB ’15 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Attached images are Solanum rudepannum Dunal from Assam.
As per Tropicos,
My specimen is Solanum torvum Sw. (synonym of Solanum rudepannum Dunal) and it is wild and available here.
The fruit of this plant is edible and taken as vegetable. In Assamese it is known as Borbhekuri.
Solanaceae Fortnight: Solanum torvum : RVS01 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Here are some of the pictures of Solanum torvum grown at the Ole Miss garden.
ole miss … nice upright bunch of fruits and full face of flower… very well done
NR250716-5 : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Find attached few pics for ID. Am new to this and am not very sure about the rules. Am giving enuf information here. If you need more info or something needs to be changed in the way i send stuff for ID, kindly lemme know. Thanks in advance.
FOR ID :: Solanum ¿ species ? :: Yercaud :: 24 JAN 18 : 4 posts by 3 authors. 3 images.
Yercaud … (literally, lake forest), Tamil Nadu
… along ghat road near Gundur on outskirts … Date: January 24, 2018 … Altitude: about 1,623 m (5324 feet) asl
This Solanum plant seems different from S. torvum; the unlobed leaves, relatively lax cluster of flowers – seem different than those of S. torvum. Please help in ID; hopefully these (only) photos help.
A perfect case for Solanum torvum
For ID 060910a ET – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Loc.: Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, ca 550 m
Date: April, 2006.
Solanaceae Week: Pl. find the attached file contain photo of Solanum torvum from NBNP Garden, Anaikatti, Coimbatore.
Solanum sp. ID-02 25/02/2012 Hooghly (WB) SK : Attachments (6). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Posting images of Solanum torvum. Please confirm the ID.
Species : Solanum sp.
Date : 22-Feb-2012, 4.21 P.M.
Place : Garalgacha (Hooghly), West Bengal
Yes Solanum torvum
Requesting ID of this plant – Mumbai – October 2013 :: 15022014 :: ARK-09 : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Requesting to please ID this plant captured by the roadside in Mumbai in October 2013.
Reminds me of Solanum torvum. Please confirm if the plant is armed with prickles.
Thank you … and … for ID….
Solanaceae Fortnight: Solanum torvum from Chennai FEB 2015 BRS04 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Sharing the images of Solanum torvum from Chennai.
Solanaceae Fortnight::Solanaceae sp for ID Feb-15 NSJ-15 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Solanaceae Week: Solanum torvum PKFEB18/18 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Our common Solanum species, Solanum torvum Sw.
Nice picture …, yes this is quite common in Western Himalayas too..
Solanaceae Fortnight :: Solanum torvum :: Mumbai :: ARKFEB-25/31 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Attached are pictures of Solanum torvum captured at Mumbai in October 2013.
Was posted on the forum earlier and identified.
Yes, thanks …
Solanaceae Fortnight::Pune:: Solanum torvum::SMPFEB 9/9 : 1 post by 1 author. 2 images.
At various places Pune
Solanaceae Fortnight:: Solanum torvum from Chakrata-NS Feb 48/48 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
SK1019 16 MAR-2018 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)- around 700 kb each.
Location: Godawari Botanical Garden, Nepal
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Date: 10 January 2017
Habit : Cultivated
Solanum . ID please !
May be S. torvum
Thank you …
Flower for Id – 21022019SH1 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 1 MB.
Flower for id pl. Solanum torvum?
I think its correctly identified as Solanum torvum
Solanum Species for ID : Bangalore : 30JUN20 : AK-50 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Solanum Species seen growing wild by the roadside.
The plant was around two feet, with white flowers.
Looks like S. torvum.
Solanum torvum…….for validation: 2 images.
photos taken at Aambyvalley Rd.,Upper Lonavala,Pune in Oct.19.