Solanum armourense A.R.Bean APNI*
Description: Erect shrub 1–1.8 m high, with very densely stellate-hairy branchlets; prickles usually sparse on branches and leaves; sometimes present on calyx, absent elsewhere.
Leaves elliptical, 2.9–5.5 cm long, 0.6–1.3 cm wide, margins usually sinuate, occasionally entire; upper surface grey-green, stellate-hairy; lower surface yellowish-white, very densely stellate-tomentose; petiole 0.5–1.2 cm long. Juvenile leaves 3.5–6 cm long, shallowly to deeply lobed.
Inflorescences 1–4-flowered; peduncle to 7 mm long; pedicels 6–11 mm long. Calyx 4–8 mm long; lobes 1.5–3.5 mm long, usually attenuate. Corolla rotate to shallowly stellate, 15–18 mm diam., purple.
Berry globular, green; [fruiting pedicels 8–11 mm] long.
Flowering: August to December.
Distribution and occurrence: A species of limited range: Yerranderie to Wombeyan Caves.
Eucalypt woodland with shrubby understorey, on rocky hillsides.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: see A.R. Bean, Telopea 9: 656-657 (2001).
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