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Solanum ditrichum A.R.Bean
Family Solanaceae
Solanum ditrichum A.R.Bean APNI*

Description: Low-growing herbaceous perennial to 0.6 m high, hairy with scattered stellate and short glandular hairs; prickles abundant on all parts except the corolla.

Leaves ovate to broadly ovate, 6–12 cm long, 4.5–9.5 cm wide; both surfaces green, sparsely stellate-hairy; margins shallowly lobed with 3–6 acute lobes on each side; petiole 2–5.5 cm long.

Inflorescences 2–-5-flowered, upper flowers sometimes male; peduncle to 16 mm long; pedicels 5–20 mm long. Calyx 7–13 mm long; lobes 4-–8 mm long. Corolla rotate, to 20 mm diam., purple.

Berry 21–26 mm diam., yellowish-green or pale green with darker green or purplish streaks; seeds pale yellow.


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Flowering: recorded for all months except May/June.

Distribution and occurrence: Coast and tablelands, north from Dungog.

Wet sclerophyll forest and rainforest magins.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Closely related to S. campanulatum but differs from it by having pale seeds, acute leaf lobes, and sepals barely clasping the fruit.

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Bean, Austrobaileya 6 (2004).


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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