Other WildflowerSolanum prinophyllum

Forest Nightshade at Towamba, NSW

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Solanum prinophyllum at Towamba, NSW - 2 Jun 2017
Solanum prinophyllum at Towamba, NSW - 2 Jun 2017
Solanum prinophyllum at Towamba, NSW - 2 Jun 2017

Identification history

Other Wildflower Solanum prinophyllum 20 Jun 2017 JackieMilesBulk Reporter - JackieMiles has reported over 100 sightings! Confirmed
Other Wildflower Solanum prinophyllum 19 Jun 2017 DebLewis Suggested

10 comments

   20 Jun 2017
Hi Deb, Correct, and a native, you'll note. But it does come up in response to disturbance such as soil moving or fire, unlike the very similar Solanum pungetium, which has hairier leaves and hangs around in moist forest all the time. Many of the Solanums are post-disturbance colonisers.
DebLewis wrote:
   20 Jun 2017
I am struggling to see the difference between those two solanum (prinophyllum and pungetium), and as pungetium is a notifiable weed it would be good for me to be better educated on this!
Many thanks and best regards
Deb
   20 Jun 2017
Nope, pungetium is a common local native too. Not sure which one you'd be thinking is a notifiable weed, but possibly something we actually don't have down here. Tropical soda apple, as the name suggests, grows in warmer climes. Never seen it myself, so not sure how similar to local Solanums it is.
DebLewis wrote:
   20 Jun 2017
I googled tropical soda apple .. the pictures are very similar ... solanum viarum (according to Wiki) ...
   20 Jun 2017
Hello Deb, a good site to check plant details especially if you know the correct ID of a plant is PlantNet (http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/). It is also quite useful if you want to check the distribution of species, if you look up S. viarum on this site you can see its distribution, which is in the northern part of the state.
   20 Jun 2017
Wikipedia often has non-technical descriptions, sometimes detailed, sometimes scrappy. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum_prinophyllum
   21 Jun 2017
Hi Deb, there's similar and similar.... PlantNet site has good photos of Solanum viarum, and it is taller, hairier and its flowers are white not purple, and its fruits apparently go yellow when ripe, while prinophyllum stay that streaky green and white shown in your photo. So, yeah, both Solanums, but not that similar once you get your eye in.
DebLewis wrote:
   21 Jun 2017
Thanks Jackie - much appreciated- i can sleep easier at night now! Thoroughly enjoyed the course today too
DebLewis wrote:
   21 Jun 2017
Thanks Steve & Betty for the additional guidance - much appreciated ... hopefully over time m6 sightings will be more useful to you than educational for me
Best regards
DebLewis wrote:
   21 Jun 2017
Thanks Steve & Betty for the additional guidance - much appreciated ... hopefully over time m6 sightings will be more useful to you than educational for me
Best regards

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  • Coordinates 149.701591-37.097191

Species information

Sighting information

  • Towamba, NSW Location
  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • DebLewis Recorded by
  • 2 Jun 2017 Recorded on
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