Common name: Oondoroo
Solanum simile F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 2 m high, glabrous except for minute hairs on corolla apices; prickles absent.
Leaves elliptic to lanceolate, 3–8 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, margins usually entire, ± concolorous, both surfaces green and glabrous; petiole to 1 cm long; juvenile leaves to 19 cm long and to 9 cm wide, shallowly lobed basally.
Inflorescences ≤ 12-flowered; peduncle 0–10 mm long; rachis to 50 mm long; pedicels to 25 mm long. Calyx 3–5 mm long; lobes 2–3 mm long. Corolla rotate, 20–30 mm diam., violet.
Berry 10–15 mm diam., green or tinged purple.
Flowering: chiefly spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in drier, disturbed areas, gravel banks of creeks, roadside verges, abundant after fire, south from Dubbo area.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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