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 melongena L.

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






Synonym Solanum ovigerum, Solanum trongum Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Eggplant aubergine, brinjal Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Melongene,garden Egg And Guinea Squash Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Khamen Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 800 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details The fruit is a large, fleshy ovoid which can reach 40 cm in length with glossy smooth skin and numerous small seeds
Habitat Occurs in garden and widely cultivated as a vegetable Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Asia, Africa, America Bark Details Bark smooth red-brown to almost white
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species It grows 40 to 150 cm (16 to 59 in) tall, with large, coarsely lobed leaves that are 10 to 20 cm (3.9 to 7.9 in) long and 5 to 10 cm (2.0 to 3.9 in) broad Leaf Details Leaves 10-20 cm long and 5- 10 cm broad

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details