Botanical name: Solanum trilobatum Family: Solanaceae (Potato family)
Red Pea Eggplant is a slender prickly scrambling shrub, with prickles curved, broad-based, yellowish and numerous along the stems, otherwise almost hairless. Leaves are rounded-ovate in outline, bluntly 3-5-lobed, 2-7 cm long, 1-4 cm wide, hairless or slightly star-shaped, with a few prickles along the leaf-stalk and midrib. Flowers are borne in 3-9-flowered clusters in leaf-axils, on short flower-cluster-stalk. Flowers are 1.2-1.6 cm long, deeply lobed, star-shaped-velvet-hairy outside, purple, reflexed; stamens protruding, anthers 7 mm long, yellow. Flower-stalks are 1-2 cm long, widely divergent. Sepal-cup 3 mm long, with narrow teeth, sparsely velvet-hairy outside. Fruits are scarlet, round, about 1.5 cm in diameter. Red Pea Eggplant is native to India, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Vietnam.
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