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.
Good for body heat, Dryness of body, increases Semen and body strength.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Hindi||Malayalam|
|Solanum Trilobatum||Red Pea Eggplant, Thai nightshade||Thuthuvala||റ്റ്വലം / Tutavalam|