Solanum eremophilum F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Solanum adenophorum sensu Conn (1992) APNI*
Description: Perennial herb with annual branches to 0.4 m high; hairy with glandular and stellate hairs; prickles on branches, leaves, peduncles and calyces.
Leaves ovate, 3–6 cm long, 3–4 cm wide, shallowly lobed, margins of lobes undulate or lobed; both surfaces green and tomentose with stellate and glandular hairs; petiole 2–6 cm long.
Inflorescences 2–6-flowered; peduncle c. 10 mm long; pedicels c. 20 mm long. Calyx 7–8 mm long; lobes 5–6 mm long. Corolla stellate, shallowly incised, 20–40 mm diam., purple.
Berry 10–13 mm diam., reported whitish or yellow.
Flowering: late spring to autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Rare, from Junee district to Nyngan area. Also recorded from Victoria and South Australia.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: S.A.
This taxon was previously known as Solanum adenophorum, which occurs only in Queensland.
Text by B. J. Conn & Peter G. Wilson (2005)
Taxon concept: T. Bean, Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter No. 111 (2002).
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