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  Solanum melongena 'Asian Bride'
  Family Name : Solanaceae

  Common Names : Brinjal

  Chinese Name : 紅粉佳人茄子

 
Brinjal
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Annual
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Maximum Height :
      0.5 m
      Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width :
      0.4 m
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Annual herb with an erect growth form.
      Foliage: Large, greyish green leaves are densely covered in short, white hairs. Overall leaf shape is ovate with a lobed leaf margin. 
      Stems: Round, yellowish green stem is densely covered in short, white hairs.
      Fruits: Cylindrical, elongated fruits are 20-25 cm long and 4 cm wide at maturity. The smooth, glossy skin is light purple overall, having a white base colour with lavender blush. Individual fruits vary significantly in colour, ranging from pure white to very light or medium purple blush. The flesh is white.
      [Others]: This cultivar is also known as Solanum melongena 'Bride'.  
      Cultivation :
      When the plant becomes 30 cm high, pinch the growing tip to encourage branching. Harvest the fruit before the glossy skin becomes dull. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits)
      Food (Fruit & Vegetable: The fruit is cooked as a vegetable in a variety of ways, such as grilling, baking and boiling. This cultivar is more commonly used in Asian cuisines and is often stir-fried. The flesh contains few vitamins or minerals, but is rich in fiber. )
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Fruits
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Economic Garden
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna) (Insects (Bee))
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Alternate
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Petiolate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Ovate)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acute
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Purple
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Purple, White, [Remarks]
      Mature Fruit Texture(s) :
      Smooth
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Fleshy Fruit (Non-Accessory Fruit: Berry)
  • References
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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