Solanum torvum is a bushy, erect, spiny, broadleaved, evergreen perennial shrub in the family Solanaceae. The plant is native to Assam. The Assamese name is হাতী ভেকুৰি (Hati Bhekuri). Other common names of Solanum torvum are turkey berry, devil’s fig, pea eggplant, platebrush or susumber. Stems and leaves of turkey berry has densely white stellate pubescent, arrangement of leaves is opposite, shape of leaves is ovate, and margin of leaves is sinuate. The green fresh fruits are edible and used as vegetable. The flowers are white, tubular with 5 pointed lobes. The fruits are berries that grow in clusters of tiny pale green spheres that look like green peas. They become yellow when fully ripe. The green fresh fruits are edible and used as vegetable.
Scientific classification of Solanum torvum :
Kingdom : Plantae
Phylum : Tracheophyta
Class : Magnoliopsida
Order : Solanales
Family : Solanaceae
Genus : Solanum
Accepted name : Solanum torvum Sw.