||Solanum jacquini Willd.
||Blue - Purple
|English / Trade Name
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Kateli, Oonth Kateli, Katali kattaya
||Up to 1000m
||A berry, globose, variegated green, ripening yellow. Seeds many, smooth, circular., globose, variegated green, ripening yellow. Seeds many, smooth, circular.
||Commonly found in dry situtations as weed on roadside and wastelands
||Himalaya, south east Asia, Malaysia, Australia, Polynesia.
||Dark greenin colour associated with long yellow prickles, are characteristic for this species
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park
||Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
|Description of Species
||Shrub erect or creeping, sometimes woody at base, up to 70 cm tall, copiously armed with sturdy, needlelike, broad-based prickles. Leaves unequal paired; stalk prickly; leaf blade ovate-oblong, prickly along veins, margin usually 5-9-lobed or pinnately parted, lobes unequal, sinuate, apex acute. Inflorescences elongate racemes; Calyx tube is bell-shaped. Flowers blue-purple, Carolla ovate-deltate, densely pubescent with stellate hairs. Fruit a berry pale yellow.
||Leaves unequal paired; stalk prickly; leaf blade ovate-oblong, prickly along veins, margin usually 5-9-lobed or pinnately parted, lobes unequal, sinuate, apex acute..