Kangaroo Apple

Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Solanum
Species: simile
Main Flower Colour: Purple

Description

Erect shrub to 2 m high, glabrous except for minute hairs on corolla apices; prickles absent.

Leaves elliptic to lanceolate, 3–8 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, margins usually entire, ± concolorous, both surfaces green and glabrous; petiole to 1 cm long; juvenile leaves to 19 cm long and to 9 cm wide, shallowly lobed basally.

Inflorescences £ 12-flowered; peduncle 0–10 mm long; rachis to 50 mm long; pedicels to 25 mm long. Calyx 3–5 mm long; lobes 2–3 mm long. Corolla rotate, 20–30 mm diam., violet.

Berry 10–15 mm diam., green or tinged purple.

Flowering start in August and ends in October.

Identification

The main flower colour is purple.

References

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Solanum~simile

http://www.flora.sa.gov.au/efsa/lucid/Solanaceae/Solanum%20species/key/Australian%20Solanum%20species/Media/Html/Solanum_simile.htm

Created: 07 Nov 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 06 Dec 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

KAN - Kanmantoo

Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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