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Solanum melongena


It is a delicate perennial often cultivated as an annual. The fruit is fleshy, has a meaty texture, and is less than 3 cm (1.2 in) in diameter on wild plants, but much larger in cultivated forms. The fruit is botanically classified as a berry, and contains numerous small, soft seeds, which are edible, but have a bitter taste because they contain nicotinoid alkaloids; this is unsurprising as it is a close relative of tobacco.


Spotted at Eden nature park.

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Davao del Sur, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 6, 2011
Submitted on Dec 7, 2011

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