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Solanum incanum (Dead Sea Apple; Dead Sea Fruit-Wild Potato)

Synonyms: Solanum floccosistellatum; Solanum hierochunticum; Solanum incanum var. unguiculatum; Solanum melongena var. incanum; Solanum sanctum; Solanum unguiculatum
Language: arabic; Berber; Malgache

Wikipedia Abstract

Solanum incanum is a species of nightshade that is native to Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, eastwards to India. Common names include thorn apple, bitter apple, bitterball and bitter tomato It may be confused with the similar S. linnaeanum where their ranges overlap in Africa. In ancient India, Solanum incanum was domesticated into the eggplant, Solanum melongena.
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Attributes

Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Dinder National Park II 2088300 Sudan  
Gombe National Park II 8799 Tanzania
Mount Kulal Biosphere Reserve 1729738 Kenya  

Predators

Coccidohystrix insolita (eggplant mealybug)[2]
Eublemma chlorochroa[3]
Papio anubis (olive baboon)[4]
Scrobipalpa ergasima[3]
Spilosoma jacksoni[3]
Streptopelia senegalensis (Laughing Dove)[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Distribution

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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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