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.
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.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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