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Solanum melongena 'Thai Long Green'

Family Name: Solanaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Annual

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Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Lifespan (in Singapore) Annual
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Maximum Height 0.6 m

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Annual, erect herb up to 0.6 m tall.
Foliage Large, ovate to oblong-ovate leaves are arranged in alternate leaf arrangement. The leaf margin is shallowly lobed to sinuate (a wavy, repeating s-shaped pattern). 
Flowers Light purple, star-shaped flowers typically occur singly in the leaf axil.
Fruits Yellowish green fruits are smooth and cylindrical (15 cm long, 2-3 cm wide). The fruit hang

Landscaping Features

Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Thematic Landscaping Economic Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Seed

Foliar

Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Irregularly Incised
Foliar Apex - Tip Acute
Foliar Base Rounded / Obtuse

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Purple
Flower Grouping Solitary
Flower Location Axillary
Flower Symmetry Radial
Individual Flower Shape Stellate / Star-shaped
Flowering Habit Polycarpic

Fruit, Seed & Spore

Mature Fruit Colour(s) - Angiosperms and Gymnosperms Green
Mature Fruit Texture(s) Smooth
Fruit Classification Simple Fruit
Fruit Type 1 Fleshy Fruit
Fruit Type 2 Non-Accessory Fruit
Mature Seed Colour(s) Cream / Off-White
Seed Quantity Per Fruit Numerous (>20)

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Master ID 32114
Species ID 6520
Species record last updated on: 17 May 2019.
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