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Solanum karsense Symon
Family Solanaceae
Solanum karsense Symon APNI*

Description: Perennial herb to 0.3 m high, grey-green; densely stellate-hairy; prickles usually only present on stems.

Leaves ovate, 1.5–3 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, undulate to shallowly lobed; slightly discolorous, both surfaces greyish green, densely stellate-hairy; petiole 0.3–1 cm long.

Inflorescences ≤ 12-flowered; peduncle usually < 10 mm long; rachis mostly 10–25 mm long; pedicels 4–5 mm long. Calyx 5–10 mm long; lobes 2–5 mm long. Corolla shallowly campanulate-rotate, 20–35 mm diam., purple.

Berry c. 7 mm diam., colour not known; pedicel 10–15 mm long, fruiting calyx 7–10 mm diam.


Flowering: chiefly spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in flooded depressions, extending up the Darling R. to Menindee district.
NSW subdivisions: SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: S.A.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
AVH map***

Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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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