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
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Separated from S. brownii sens. lat.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: see Bean, Telopea 9: 653-4 (2001).
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