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Solanum limitare A.R.Bean
Family Solanaceae
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
AVH map***

separated from S. brownii sens. lat.

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: see Bean, Telopea 9: 653-4 (2001).


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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