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Solanum oligacanthum F.Muell.
Family Solanaceae
Solanum oligacanthum F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Erect perennial herb or subshrub to 1 m high, pale grey-green; shortly stellate-tomentose; prickles usually only on stems, scattered.

Leaves broad-ovate, 0.8–3 cm long, 0.7–3 cm wide, margins entire or shallowly lobed towards base; slightly discolorous, both surfaces grey-green, tomentose; petiole usually 1–2 cm long.

Inflorescences 1–6-flowered; peduncle to 10 mm long; pedicels 4–5 mm long. Calyx 5–8 mm long; lobes 2–3.5 mm long. Corolla rotate, 20–25 mm diam., lavender-blue.

Berry 4–10 mm diam., pale yellow.


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Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in seasonally flooded watercourses, in Fort Grey area of Sturt N.P.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A.
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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