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Solanum aviculare

Kangaroo apple at Acton, ACT

Solanum aviculare at Acton, ACT - 22 May 2019
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Solanum aviculare 6 May 2020 mcosgrove
Solanum aviculare 22 May 2019 JanetRussell

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4 comments

   23 May 2019
Probably an escape from the botanic gardens. The local shrubby Solanum, growing naturally at higher altitudes in the ACT, is linearifolium, which occasionally has lobed leaves.
   24 May 2019
Will you confirm it Betty please. I will talk to ANBG staff afterwards.
Mike wrote:
   24 May 2019
Solanum linearifolium grows around Canberra, not just high altitude, but I am not sure about lobed leaves. There are photos of Solanum aviculare with toothed leaves but these don't seem to be mentioned in descriptions.
KenT wrote:
   24 May 2019
From PlantNET: Solanum aviculare G.Forst. Leaves lobed or margins entire, concolorous, glabrous; lobed leaves broad-elliptic to obovate, 15–30 cm long, lobes 1–10 cm long, 0.5–2 cm wide, petiole to 4 cm long; entire leaves lanceolate to narrow-elliptic, 8–25 cm long, 1–3.5 cm wide, petiole 1–2 cm long. Couplet 15 in the PlantNET key using leaf length and width separates Solanum aviculare from Solanum linearifolium and Solanum vescum. Otherwise they seem to be separated on fruit colour.

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Solanum brownii (Violet Nightshade) at Acton, ACT - 18 Sep 2021 by Ned_Johnston Cytisus scoparius subsp. scoparius (Scotch Broom, Broom, English Broom) at Acton, ACT - 17 Sep 2021 by RWPurdie Passiflora cinnabarina (Red Passionflower) at Acton, ACT - 14 Aug 2021 by Ned_Johnston Solanum brownii (Violet Nightshade) at Acton, ACT - 14 Aug 2021 by Ned_Johnston Cymbonotus sp. (preissianus or lawsonianus) (Bears Ears) at Acton, ACT - 14 Aug 2021 by Ned_Johnston Formicidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ant) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jul 2021 by MattFox Scutigeridae sp. (family) (A scutigerid centipede) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Ned_Johnston Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia (Queen of the Bush, Slender Rice-flower) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord Cortinarius sp. (Cortinarius) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by tpreston Cenchrus purpurascens (Swamp Foxtail) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Ned_Johnston zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord Tremella mesenterica (Witch's Butter or Yellow Brain) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord Aulacocyclus edentulus (Passalid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord Caenoplana coerulea (Blue Planarian, Blue Garden Flatworm) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by tpreston Phyllanthus hirtellus (Thyme Spurge) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord Phaeohelotium (Discinella terrestris aggregate) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by tpreston Mycena sp. ‘grey or grey-brown caps’ at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by tpreston Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by MattFox Monotoca scoparia (Broom Heath) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord Solanum brownii (Violet Nightshade) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord Australoplana alba at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2021 by tpreston Solanum aviculare (Kangaroo apple) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2021 by tpreston Hemiergis talbingoensis (Three-toed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2021 by tpreston Corticioid fungi at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2021 by tpreston Symphyla (class) (Symphylan or garden centipede) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2021 by tpreston Australopacifica graminicola (Brown-speckled planarian) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2021 by tpreston Caenoplana coerulea (Blue Planarian, Blue Garden Flatworm) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2021 by tpreston Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Acton, ACT - 16 Sep 2020 by mlim Scleroderma sp. (Scleroderma) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2020 by Alison Milton Cassinia quinquefaria (Cassinia) at Acton, ACT - 21 May 2019 by JanetRussell Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Acton, ACT - 30 Sep 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Acton, ACT - 14 Aug 2018 by Alison Milton Einadia hastata (Berry Saltbush) at Acton, ACT - 19 Aug 2017 by MichaelMulvaney Cladonia sp. (Cup Lichen) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jul 2015 by MattM
Solanum brownii (Violet Nightshade) at Acton, ACT - 18 Sep 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Cytisus scoparius subsp. scoparius (Scotch Broom, Broom, English Broom) at Acton, ACT - 17 Sep 2021 by RWPurdie
Passiflora cinnabarina (Red Passionflower) at Acton, ACT - 14 Aug 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Solanum brownii (Violet Nightshade) at Acton, ACT - 14 Aug 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Cymbonotus sp. (preissianus or lawsonianus) (Bears Ears) at Acton, ACT - 14 Aug 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Formicidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ant) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jul 2021 by MattFox
Scutigeridae sp. (family) (A scutigerid centipede) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia (Queen of the Bush, Slender Rice-flower) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Cortinarius sp. (Cortinarius) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by tpreston
Cenchrus purpurascens (Swamp Foxtail) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Ned_Johnston
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Tremella mesenterica (Witch's Butter or Yellow Brain) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Aulacocyclus edentulus (Passalid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Caenoplana coerulea (Blue Planarian, Blue Garden Flatworm) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by tpreston
Phyllanthus hirtellus (Thyme Spurge) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Phaeohelotium (Discinella terrestris aggregate) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by tpreston
Mycena sp. ‘grey or grey-brown caps’ at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by tpreston
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by MattFox
Monotoca scoparia (Broom Heath) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Solanum brownii (Violet Nightshade) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Australoplana alba at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2021 by tpreston
Solanum aviculare (Kangaroo apple) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2021 by tpreston
Hemiergis talbingoensis (Three-toed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2021 by tpreston
Corticioid fungi at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2021 by tpreston
Symphyla (class) (Symphylan or garden centipede) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2021 by tpreston
Australopacifica graminicola (Brown-speckled planarian) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2021 by tpreston
Caenoplana coerulea (Blue Planarian, Blue Garden Flatworm) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2021 by tpreston
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Acton, ACT - 16 Sep 2020 by mlim
Scleroderma sp. (Scleroderma) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2020 by Alison Milton
Cassinia quinquefaria (Cassinia) at Acton, ACT - 21 May 2019 by JanetRussell
Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Acton, ACT - 30 Sep 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Acton, ACT - 14 Aug 2018 by Alison Milton
Einadia hastata (Berry Saltbush) at Acton, ACT - 19 Aug 2017 by MichaelMulvaney
Cladonia sp. (Cup Lichen) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jul 2015 by MattM

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 22 May 2019 09:48 AM Recorded on
  • JanetRussell Recorded by

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  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height

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