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 aculeatissimum Jacq.

Family: Solanaceae Genus: Solanum Species: Solanum aculeatissimum Jacq.






Synonym Solanum khasianum C.B. Clarke,  Solanum viarum Flower Color White
Common Name Tropical soda apple, Sodom apple Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Tropical soda apple Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Shing Khanga Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 1200 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit yellowish, globose about 1 in in diameter
Habitat Occurs in grassland, thickets and disturbed places Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Burma and Chinan Nepal, Mexico, Greater and Lesser Antilles, Myanmar Bark Details Bark gray and nearly smooth with raised lenticels
Distribution in manipur Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species A stout branched woody shrub attaining a height of 0.75 to 1.5 m and stem has spines Leaf Details Leaves 3.81-12.7 by 2.032-11.43 cm ovate-acute, lobed: lobes acute, rather coriaceous, hirsute and pricly on both side

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details