Kangaroo Apple

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


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.


The main flower colour is purple.



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Bio Regions

Kanmantoo (KAN)

Region Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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