Category: Medicines - plant based
Introduction and description
Solanum torvum (Turkey Berry), also Solanum ferrugineum Jacq., Solanum mayanum Lundell and Solanum verapazense Standl. & Steyerm. is a bushy, erect and spiny perennial plant used horticulturally as a rootstock for eggplant. Grafted plants are very vigorous and tolerate diseases affecting the root system, thus allowing the crop to continue for a second year.
It is also known as Devil's Fig, Prickly Nightshade, Shoo-shoo Bush, Wild Eggplant, Pea Eggplant, Pea Aubergine, Susumber (in Jamaica), boo, terongan, tekokak, berenjena cimarrona, berenjena de gallina, berenjena silvestre, tabacón, pendejera, tomatillo, bâtard balengène, zamorette, friega-platos, sundaikkai (Tamil: சுண்டைக்காய்), Thibbatu (Sinhala), makhua phuang (Thai: มะเขือพวง), suzume nasu (Japan: 雀茄子), and many other names (Howard 1989, Little and others 1974, Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk 2001).
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