Solanum chenopodinum F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 1 m high, stellate-hairy; prickles usually scattered on branches, less common or absent elsewhere.
Leaves hastate but variable, mostly 4–6 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, usually with 2–4 lobes towards base; upper surface green and sparsely stellate-hairy, lower surface greyish to yellowish stellate-pubescent; petiole 1–1.5 cm long.
Inflorescences 3–12-flowered; peduncle to 5 mm long; rachis 5–25 mm long; pedicels 5–6 mm long. Calyx 2–4 mm long; lobes 1–3 mm long. Corolla stellate, 10–20 mm diam., pale lilac or white.
Berry 5–9 mm diam., bright red, drying blackish.
Flowering: chiefly spring–summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy soils of alluvial banks of seasonally flooded rivers, north from Broken Hill-Menindee area.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A. N.T.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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