Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Solanum ferox L. 

Family: Solanaceae Genus: Solanum Species: Solanum ferox L. 






Synonym Olanum chinense, Solanum indicum Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Indian nightshade, Asian nightshade Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Poison Berry Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Leipung Khangnga Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 1500 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit yellow, globose, 2.5 -3.5 cm in dia, densely covered with needlelike hairs and many-seeded.
Habitat Occurs in plains and at low elevations Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, New Guinea including All Southeast Asian Countries Bark Details Smooth, Grey Having Lenticels, Internal Surface Reddish-yellow
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species It is a small, suberect, prickly, hairy herb, 0.5 to 1.5 meters high Leaf Details Leaves are broadly ovate, 15-20 cm long, 12-23 cm wide covered with stiff wooly hairs above

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details