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  Solanum melongena 'Saneness'
  Family Name : Solanaceae

  Synonyms : Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Saneness'

  Common Names : Brinjal, Eggplant, Aubergine

 
Brinjal,Eggplant,Aubergine
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Herbaceous Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Annual
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Shrubby
      Maximum Height :
      0.5 m to 0.9 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Of horticultural origin
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: This cultivar is usually grown as an annual herb. It has a spreading, well-branched canopy.
      Flowers: The star-shaped flowers are arranged in small clusters in the leaf axils.
      Fruits: The black, glossy fruit is oval-elongated or teardrop-shaped and has yellow, firm flesh. On average, it is 17.5 cm long by 7.3 cm wide and weighs 360 g. 
      [Others]: This cultivar is distributed by Known You Seed Company.
      Cultivation :
      The fruit can be harvested from about 80 days after sowing seed. The seed cannot be saved to plant another crop, The fruit stores well.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits)
      Food (Fruit & Vegetable: The fruit is cooked as a vegetable in a variety of ways, such as baking, stir-frying and deep-frying. A popular brinjal dish in Southeast Asia is Fish-flavored Eggplant (鱼香茄子) where the brinjal is stir-fried in a spicy, sweet and sour sauce.)
  • Landscaping Features
    • Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Small Gardens
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Economic Garden
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Moderate
      Planting Distance :
      45 cm to 60 cm
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      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 :
      Scalloped
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acute
      Foliar Base :
      Attenuate
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Purple
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Wrinkled
      Flower Grouping :
      Solitary, Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Axillary
      Flower Symmetry :
      Radial
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Stellate / Star-shaped
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Black
      Mature Fruit Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Glossy / Shiny
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Fleshy Fruit (Non-Accessory Fruit: Berry)
      Typical Fruiting Age :
      2 months to 3 months
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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