Solanum melongena L.

Common Names

Aubergine, Badinjan, Brinjal, Eggplant, Jew's apple, Ketrikai, Mad apple, Melongene, Terung, Wambotu


Green-yellow to purple-black, up to 6 inches long, angeled, round, teardrop, or lobed.


Egypt, Ghana, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Nigeria, South America, Syria, Thailand, Vietnam


Host for fruit flies (including Bactrocera spp. & Ceratitis capitata), beetles (Curculionidae), moths (Gelechiidae, Pyralidae, Totricidae), and scales.

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