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Common name

English: Aubergine, Eggplant, Gradenegg

German: Aubergine, Eierbaum

Mandarin: 茄 (qie)

Portuguese: Berinjela

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2595)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2494)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2108)

      Order: Solanales (92)

        Family: Solanaceae (48)(family description)

          Genus: Solanum (22)

            Epithet: melongena L. (1)

melongena => egg-plant, Solanum Melongena

Characteristics

Climate: temperate, sub-tropical, tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

Check for Solanum melongena at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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