Solanum macrocarpon L., Mant. Pl. 2: 205 1771.;
Tropical Africa, Comoros, Madagascar: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Comoros, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe; Introduced into: Egypt, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mauritius, Réunion as per POWO;
Solanum macrocarpon otherwise known as the African Eggplant or Gboma is a plant of the Solanaceae family. S. macrocarpon is a tropical perennial plant that is closely related to the eggplant. S. macrocarpon originated from West Africa, but is now widely distributed in Central and East Africa. Through an introduction from West Africa, the plant also grows in the Caribbean, South America, and some parts of Southeast Asia. S. macrocarpon is widely cultivated for its use as a food, its medicinal purposes, and as an ornamental plant.
Solanum sp. for ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Location : Lengpui, Mizoram. Date : 16-05-2014. Habit : Perennial herb or Herbaceous shrub ?
Note : Cultivated. Leaves and fruits are used as vegitable.
Fruit globose, yellow when ripe..
This should be S. macrocarpon
Thanks for the id
Solanaceae Week: Solanum macrocarpon PKFEB01/01 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Solanum macrocarpon: a edible species with leafy bract.
Collected from Attappady and Wayanadu tribals colony at Kerala during September 2014
Very beautiful find and pics