Common name: Green berry nightshade
Solanum opacum A.Braun & Bouché APNI*
Description: Sprawling, almost prostrate annual herb to 1 m diam., hairy with minute glandular and non-glandular hairs; prickles absent.
Leaves ovate to lanceolate, usually 3–6 cm long and 1–2 cm wide, margins usually shallowly lobed; both surfaces green and sparsely hairy; petiole 1–4 cm long.
Inflorescences 2–5-flowered; peduncle 15–20 mm long; rachis 20–30 mm long; pedicels 7–10 mm long. Calyx 2–3 mm long; lobes c. 1 mm long. Corolla stellate, 8–12 mm diam., white.
Berry, 8–10 mm diam., green when mature.
Flowering: irregularly throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet areas along creeks, rainforest clearings and eucalypt woodland; coastal districts west to Hay area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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