Plantae > Tracheophyta > Magnoliopsida > Solanales > Solanaceae > Solanum > Solanum jacquinii

Solanum jacquinii (Baingun cultivated eggplnat)

Synonyms: Solanum melongena
Language: makua


Height [3]  39 inches (1 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Screening - Summer [2]  Dense
Screening - Winter [2]  Moderate
Hardiness Zone Minimum [2]  USDA Zone: 8 Low Temperature: 10 F° (-12.2 C°) → 20 F° (-6.7 C°)
Light Preference [2]  Mixed Sun/Shade
Soil Acidity [2]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [2]  Very Rich
Water Use [2]  High
Foliage Color [2]  Green
Fruit Color [2]  Purple
Fall Conspicuous [2]  Yes
Fruit Conspicuous [2]  Yes
Bloom Period [2]  Indeterminate
Drought Tolerance [2]  Low
Edible [3]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Fire Tolerance [2]  None
Flower Type [3]  Hermaphrodite
Frost Free Days [2]  1 year
Fruit/Seed Abundance [2]  Low
Fruit/Seed Begin [2]  Year Round
Fruit/Seed End [2]  Year Round
Growth Form [2]  Single Stem
Growth Period [2]  Year Round
Growth Rate [2]  Rapid
Hazards [3]  All green parts of the plant are poisonous;
Leaf Type [4]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Pollinators [3]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Propagation [2]  Container, Cutting, Seed
Root Depth [2]  24 inches (61 cm)
Seed Spread Rate [2]  None
Shape/Orientation [2]  Erect
Structure [4]  Shrub
Vegetative Spread Rate [2]  None
View Plants For A Future Record : Solanum jacquinii

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  


Acherontia atropos (Death's-head hawk moth)[5]
Acherontia styx[6]
Acontia notabilis[6]
Aedia leucomelas (Eastern Alchymist)[6]
Aegeria aericincta[6]
Agrotis malefida (palesided cutworm)[6]
Aonidiella orientalis (Oriental Scale)[7]
Aonidiella simplex[7]
Aonidomytilus albus (cassava scale)[7]
Aphis fabae (Bean aphid)[5]
Argyrogramma signata (Green Semilooper)[6]
Aspidiotus destructor (coconut scale)[7]
Asterodiaspis pustulans <Unverified Name>[5]
Asura conferta[6]
Autoba admota[6]
Autoba olivacea[6]
Bactericera cockerelli (potato psyllid)[8]
Cerococcus bryoides[7]
Cerococcus indicus (yellow cotton scale)[7]
Ceroplastes cirripediformis (barnacle scale)[7]
Ceroplastes pseudoceriferus (Indian wax scale)[7]
Chrysodeixis eriosoma (green garden looper)[8]
Coccidohystrix insolita (eggplant mealybug)[7]
Creatonotos transiens[6]
Dialectica sanctaecrucis[6]
Drepanococcus chiton[7]
Dysmicoccus neobrevipes (annona mealybug)[7]
Epitrix pubescens <Unverified Name>[5]
Erechthias minuscula (Erechthias Clothes Moth)[6]
Eriophyes lycopersici <Unverified Name>[5]
Euproctis flava[6]
Euzophera osseatella[6]
Euzophera ostricolorella[6]
Euzophera perticella[6]
Euzophera villora[6]
Ferrisia virgata (grey mealybug)[7]
Geococcus coffeae (coffee root mealybug)[7]
Gnorimoschema epithymella[6]
Hedma microcasis[6]
Helicoverpa assulta (Oriental Tobacco Budworm)[6]
Hellinsia lienigianus[6]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[7]
Hypercompe icasia[6]
Hypercompe indecisa[6]
Hypolycaena philippus (Purple-brown Hairstreak)[6]
Insignorthezia insignis (croton bug)[5]
Keiferia lycopersicella (Tomato Pinworm)[6]
Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Colorado potato beetle)[5]
Leucanella memusae[6]
Leucinodes orbonalis[5]
Liriomyza trifolii (American serpentine leafminer)[5]
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug)[7]
Manduca blackburni (Blackburn's sphinx moth)[6]
Manduca quinquemaculatus (five-spotted hawk moth)[6]
Nipaecoccus viridis (karoo thorn mealybug)[7]
Oceanaspidiotus spinosus (spinose scale)[7]
Paracoccus marginatus (papaya mealybug)[7]
Paracoccus solani[7]
Parasaissetia nigra (nigra scale)[5]
Phenacoccus madeirensis (Mexican mealybug)[7]
Phenacoccus parvus[7]
Phenacoccus similis[7]
Phenacoccus solani (solanum mealybug)[7]
Phenacoccus solenopsis (solenopsis mealybug)[7]
Phycita clientella[6]
Phycita melongenae[6]
Phytomyza horticola <Unverified Name>[5]
Pinnaspis aspidistrae <Unverified Name>[7]
Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale)[7]
Planococcus lilacinus (citrus mealybug)[7]
Planococcus minor (Pacific mealybug)[7]
Poecilonola plagiola[6]
Polyphagotarsonemus latus (broad mite)[5]
Psalis pennatula[6]
Pseudaulacaspis manni[7]
Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (banana mealybug)[7]
Pseudococcus maritimus (grape mealybug)[7]
Pulvinaria floccifera (cottony camellia scale)[7]
Pulvinaria urbicola (urbicola soft scale)[7]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[7]
Salebria inhonesta[6]
Sceliodes cordalis (Eggfruit caterpillar)[8]
Scrobipalpa blapsigona[6]
Scrobipalpa ergasima[6]
Scrobipalpa heliopa (Tobacco stemborer)[6]
Scrobipalpa incola[6]
Scrobipalpula absoluta[6]
Selepa docilis[6]
Sesamia nonagrioides[6]
Synanthedon dasysceles[6]
Synanthedon erythromma[6]
Synanthedon leptosceles[6]
Tetranychus urticae (red spider mite)[9]
Theretra suffusa[6]
Tildenia glochinella[6]
Tmolus echion (Red-spotted Hairstreak)[6]


Parasitized by 
Golovinomyces orontii[9]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault




Attributes / relations provided by
1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
4Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
5Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
6HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
7Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
8New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
9Jorrit 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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