Solanum melongena : Eggplant

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Solanum melongena is a species of nightshade known in British English and French as the aubergine, and known in American English as the eggplant. Also known as the brinjal, melongene, or guinea squash, Solanum melongena is a member of the family Solanaceae. It bears a fruit of the same name, eggplant or aubergine, widely used in cooking, most notably as an important ingredient in dishes such as moussaka and ratatouille.

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As a member of the genus Solanum, it is related to both the tomato and the potato.

Photos: HortPark,  Singapore, 20130629

Source: Wikipedia

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