Common name: Madeira Winter or Jerusalem Cherry
Solanum pseudocapsicum L. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2 m high, glabrous or sparsely hairy on new growth; prickles absent.
Leaves oblong to lanceolate or narrow-elliptic, 4–10 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, margins entire and slightly undulate; concolorous, green, glabrous, thin; petiole 5–15 cm long.
Inflorescences 1-several-flowered; peduncle 0–10 mm long; pedicels c. 10 mm long. Calyx 4–5 mm long; lobes 2–3 mm long. Corolla deeply stellate, 10–15 mm diam., white.
Berry 10–15 mm diam., bright orange-red.
Flowering: chiefly spring–autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Naturalized in disturbed moist sites, common in coastal districts in rainforest regrowth; west to Deniliquin area. Native of S Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NT, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *W.A. *S.A.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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