Common name: Whitetip Nightshade
Solanum chenopodioides Lam. APNI*
Description: Sprawling perennial herb to 1 m high, sometimes grey-green, hairy with simple hairs; prickles absent.
Leaves ovate to lanceolate, usually 4–7 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, margins entire or shallowly lobed; slightly discolorous, both surfaces pubescent; petiole to 5 cm long.
Inflorescences 5–10-flowered; peduncle 10–20 mm long, slightly longer in fruit; pedicels 5–8 mm long. Calyx 1–3.5 mm long; lobes to 1 mm long. Corolla deeply incised, 12–20 mm diam., white.
Berry 5–9 mm diam., black; peduncle deflexed.
Flowering: chiefly summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in gullies and creeks; widespread in coastal districts, west to Mt Tomah area. Native of Argentina.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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