Solanum neoanglicum A.R.Bean APNI*
Description: Erect shrub 0.5–1.5 m high, densely stellate-hairy; prickles usually very sparse on branches and occasionally on leaves; absent elsewhere.
Leaves linear to narrowly lanceolate, 3–10 cm long, 0.3–1.5 cm wide, margins entire; upper surface green but densely stellate-hairy, lower surface grey-white, densely stellate-tomentose; petiole 0.3–1.7 cm long. Juvenile leaves 7–9 cm long, shallowly lobed.
Inflorescences 1–4-flowered; peduncle absent or to 3 mm long; pedicels 10–13 mm long. Calyx 4–6.5 mm long; lobes 2–3.5 mm long. Corolla rotate, 15–35 mm diam., purple.
Berry 14–17 mm diam., pale green; fruiting pedicels 17–23 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs on the eastern half of the New England Tableland, from Guyra to Walcha.
Apparently confined to rocky hills above 800 m altitiude.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: see Bean, Telopea 9: 659-660 (2001).
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