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Solanum inaequilaterum Domin
Family Solanaceae
Solanum inaequilaterum Domin APNI*

Description: Shrub to c. 2 m high, young leaves often purplish; simple and glandular hairs also on pedicel and calyx; prickles dense on main stems, scattered to abundant on leaves and peduncle, absent from pedicel and calyx.

Leaves elliptic, 4–15 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, margins entire to shallowly lobed; both surfaces green, sparsely stellate-hairy or rarely lower surface densely hairy; petiole 1–3 cm long.

Juvenile leaves to 20 cm long and to 15 cm wide, deeply lobed; petiole to 5 cm long. Inflorescences often congested, 1–10-flowered; peduncle 10–15 mm long; pedicels 5–10 mm long. Calyx 8–10 mm long; lobes 5–8 mm long. Corolla broad-stellate, 25–35 mm diam., blue. Fruiting peduncle to 25 mm long, thickened in upper half.

Berry 10–20 mm diam., scarlet.


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Flowering: chiefly spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in disturbed sites and rainforest margins and regrowth, north from Coffs Harbour.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
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Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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