|Etymology||Genus||Solace; referring to the narcotic properties of certain species|
|Species||Savage; referring to the thorny branches|
|Synonyms||Solanum ficifolium Ortega, Solanum mayanum Lundell|
|Common Names||Devil's Fig, Thai Pea Egg Plant, Prickly Solanum|
Solanum torvum is a common shrub in open scrublands. It has loped leaves and recurved prickles on the stem and branches; and can be easily identified from the star-shaped white petals with a pointed yellow centre.
Form of the Devil's Fig.
Prickles on the branches.
The distinct flowers.