Solanum limitare A.R.Bean APNI*
Description: Erect shrub 0.3–0.8 m high, densely stellate-hairy; prickles scattered on branches and midveins of leaves; mostly absent elsewhere.
Leaves lanceolate, 7–11 cm long, 0.9–1.7 cm wide, margins entire; upper surface grey-green and sparsely stellate-hairy; lower surface white to pale yellow, densely stellate-tomentose; petiole 0.5–0.8 cm long. Juvenile leaves 6.5–10 cm long, often shallowly lobed towards base.
Inflorescences 3–6-flowered; peduncle 0–4 mm long; rachis to 18 mm long; pedicels 11–20 mm long. Calyx 3.5–6 mm long; lobes 1–3.5 mm long. Corolla broadly stellate, 19–31 mm diam., purple.
Berry 14–17 mm diam., pale green; fruiting pedicels 16–20 mm long.
Flowering: Chiefly September to February.
Distribution and occurrence: North of Kyogle and Urbenville.
Grows in grassy eucalypt woodland, often close to rainforest.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
separated from S. brownii sens. lat.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: see Bean, Telopea 9: 653-4 (2001).
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