Family: Solanaceae - Potato family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Phutki, Tit Begun, Brihati Begun, Baikur.
Tribal Name: Pokhongkhesi, Titgula (Marma), Engfy-cha (Khumi), Tida begul bichi (Chakma), Ved bhayun (Tanchangya), Titbahal (Garo).
English Name: Poison Berry, Indian Night Shade.
An armed shrub, covered with a fine grey, stellateindementum. Prickles variable in quantity. Leaves very variable in shape, ovate, sinutely lobed. Inflorescence leaf opposed with blue-purple flower. Berries globose, orange.
Fruits contain 1.8% steroidal alkaloids. Leaves and roots also contain the steroidal alkaloids, solanine, solanidine and solasodine (Ghani, 2003).
Solanum violaceum Ortega
Throughout the country on forest edges, road sides and fallow lands.
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