Common name: Cusmayllo
Solanum radicans L.f. APNI*
Synonyms: Solanum palitans is merely a 3-lobed variant APNI*
Description: Sprawling annual or perennial herb with branches sometimes to 2 m long, frequently rooting at nodes, ± glabrous to sparsely hairy with glandular and simple, non-glandular hairs; prickles absent.
Leaves pinnatisect, ovate in outline, 3–5 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, deeply 3-lobed; lobes elliptic to ± obovate; both surfaces green and glabrescent except for hairs along lower veins; petiole 1–1.5 cm long.
Inflorescences 4–10-flowered; peduncle c. up to 15 mm long; rachis to 10 mm long; pedicels to 7 mm long. Calyx 2–3 mm long; lobes 1 mm long. Corolla stellate, to 10 mm diam., white.
Berry 4–5 mm diam., dull yellow-green.
Distribution and occurrence: Weed of farming and agricultural land; chiefly coastal districts from Grafton to Moss Vale. Native of Argentina.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *CWS, *NWS
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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